Dave Hughes works up a sweat while out for a jog in Melbourne amid the stage-four lockdown

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Dave Hughes works up a sweat while out for a jog in Melbourne amid the stage-four lockdown

Dave Hughes has been busy in recent weeks filming The Masked Singer Australia, where he appears as a judge on the show.  And on Friday, the comedia

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Dave Hughes has been busy in recent weeks filming The Masked Singer Australia, where he appears as a judge on the show.  

And on Friday, the comedian took some time out to focus on his fitness, by going for a run in Melbourne.

The 49-year-old radio star and media personality was seen jogging along a quiet street, dressed in a black T-shirt and shorts that he matched with his blue trainers.

Keeping fit: The Masked Singer judge Dave Hughes took some time out of his busy schedule to go for a jog in Melbourne on Friday

Keeping fit: The Masked Singer judge Dave Hughes took some time out of his busy schedule to go for a jog in Melbourne on Friday 

Dave also had on a smart watch, likely recording the kilometres he racked up while working out.

He also wore a black face mask around his neck. They are now mandatory in Victoria, amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

But according to Victoria’s Department of Health, it is not necessary to wear a face mask while jogging or running when you are ‘out of breath or puffing.’  

Working up a sweat: The 49-year-old radio star and media personality was seen jogging along a quiet street, dressed in a black T-shirt and shorts that he matched with his blue trainers

Working up a sweat: The 49-year-old radio star and media personality was seen jogging along a quiet street, dressed in a black T-shirt and shorts that he matched with his blue trainers

After his run, Dave was spotted at a local store wearing a jacket and with his face mask on. 

He left the shop after picking up a paper bag of takeaway food and drinks.  

Melbourne has been under stage-four lockdown since August 2, following a spike in coronavirus cases in the state of Victoria.

Residents can only leave their homes for food and essential items, daily exercise, care for others, and work if they cannot work from home.

There’s also a strict curfew being enforced between 8pm and 5am. Residents can not travel more than 5km from their home for shopping and exercise. 

Safety first: He also wore a black face mask around his neck. They are now mandatory in Victoria, amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to Victoria's Department of Health, it is not necessary to wear a face mask while jogging or running when you are 'out of breath or puffing'

Safety first: He also wore a black face mask around his neck. They are now mandatory in Victoria, amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to Victoria’s Department of Health, it is not necessary to wear a face mask while jogging or running when you are ‘out of breath or puffing’

Picking up some essentials: After his run, Dave was spotted at a local store wearing a jacket and with his face mask on. He left the shop after picking up a paper bag of takeaway food and drinks

Picking up some essentials: After his run, Dave was spotted at a local store wearing a jacket and with his face mask on. He left the shop after picking up a paper bag of takeaway food and drinks

It comes after Dave was slammed by fans on Monday, after he tweeted about filming The Masked Singer while Melbourne is in the grips of a stage-four lockdown. 

The 49-year-old posted about how there were no cars on the road while he was walking home from set, which prompted some people to ask whether his job as a singing show judge was really ‘essential’.

‘The people losing jobs and businesses at the moment must be thrilled to hear that this filming is deemed essential. Jim’s Mowing franchise owners can’t even mow a lawn,’ one critic wrote.

‘Doesn’t really feel essential,’ another tweeted, while a third Twitter user remarked: ‘How the Masked Singer is essential gets me but, hey.’

Slammed: It comes after Dave was slammed by fans on Monday, after he tweeted about filming The Masked Singer while Melbourne is in the grips of a stage-four lockdown

Slammed: It comes after Dave was slammed by fans on Monday, after he tweeted about filming The Masked Singer while Melbourne is in the grips of a stage-four lockdown

'Just finished a night of filming': The 49-year-old posted about how there were no cars on the road while he was walking home from set, which prompted some people to ask whether his job as a singing show judge was really 'essential'

‘Just finished a night of filming’: The 49-year-old posted about how there were no cars on the road while he was walking home from set, which prompted some people to ask whether his job as a singing show judge was really ‘essential’

Not happy! 'The people losing jobs and businesses at the moment must be thrilled to hear that this filming is deemed essential. Jim's Mowing franchise owners can't even mow a lawn,' one critic wrote. Others questioned whether filming The Masked Singer was 'essential business'

Not happy! ‘The people losing jobs and businesses at the moment must be thrilled to hear that this filming is deemed essential. Jim’s Mowing franchise owners can’t even mow a lawn,’ one critic wrote. Others questioned whether filming The Masked Singer was ‘essential business’

Did they miss the point? However, it seems that many of Dave's critics missed the point, given that the television industry employs thousands of Australians. Dave is pictured on The Masked Singer Australia

Did they miss the point? However, it seems that many of Dave’s critics missed the point, given that the television industry employs thousands of Australians. Dave is pictured on The Masked Singer Australia

Dave’s original tweet stated: ‘Just finished a night of filming and literally the only other vehicle I saw on the road during my 8km journey home from Docklands to St Kilda was a police car.’ 

However, it seems that many of Dave’s critics missed the point, given that the television industry employs thousands of Australians.

Several of his followers jumped to his defence, with one tweeting: ‘So many a**ewipes on Twitter. I actually enjoy watching the Masked Singer with my kids so I’m happy it’s still being filmed.’

Another posted: ‘Surely making TV and entertainment is more important than ever, not to mention keeping a bunch of crew employed. Can’t believe people are angry about that.’   

Backing him up: Several of David followers jumped to his defence, with one tweeting: 'I actually enjoy watching the Masked Singer with my kids so I'm happy it's still being filmed'

Backing him up: Several of David followers jumped to his defence, with one tweeting: ‘I actually enjoy watching the Masked Singer with my kids so I’m happy it’s still being filmed’

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