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TGI Friday's launch mistletoe drone to encourage Christmas kisses

A couple kiss under the mistletoe drone. Photo: TGI Friday's YouTube

Watch who you sit next to if you visit a TGI Friday's this Christmas as you could find the mistletoe drone floating above you.

Diners are being asked to pucker up as the restaurant chain aims to encourage more people to kiss this festive season.

The company says it introduced the drones after figures showed half of UK adults have never shared a kiss under the mistletoe.

To make guests blush even more, the drones are fitted with a "kiss cam" to capture the magic moment.

Credit: TGI Friday's YouTube

Staff in the restaurant control them with a remote and decide who they will land on.

The drones, which are the first of its kind in the UK, will be tested in the TGI Fridays in Manchester’s Royal Exchange, before being rolled out to branches around the country.

“Who knows - maybe we’ll have had our first mistletoe drone wedding by this time next year,” TGI Friday’s spokeswoman Rachel Waller told the Manchester Evening News.