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FedEx is set to deliver an astonishing 9,000 turkeys in just 24 hours in the build up to Christmas.

The express delivery firm is gearing up for 22 December as it looks to get the festive birds to homes across the country in time for the big day.

FedEx has apparently gone out of its way to get the birds to the oven, in years gone by. Martin Davidian, FedEx Express managing director sales UK & Ireland, said: "We even reached one elderly customer based in one of the northernmost parts of Scotland, with the courier walking the last half mile in heavy snow just to get there.

"This year, we will again, no matter what conditions we face, do whatever it takes to deliver."

It will be working with festive bird specialist Kelly Turkeys for the feat.

Similarly, FedEx Express is gearing up for the biggest day in its history as people begin to send their Christmas presents across the world.

The delivery giant anticipated 16 December to be the busiest day across Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa region.

It also reckoned more than 290 million shipments would be sent across the globe between Black Friday (28 November) and Christmas Eve – up 8.8% on last year.