Jordan Watson first found fame with his hilarious video series of quirky parenting tips. Now the creator of How to Dad has turned his attention to another tricky role: Being Mike Hosking.

Watson, an Auckland father of two, has spent the morning dissecting the inner workings of Hosking to create an instructional video about just what it takes to be the Newstalk ZB and Seven Sharp broadcaster.

Watch How to Dad's guide to being Mike Hosking:

According to Watson, if you want to know how to be Mike Hosking, these are the key behaviours and habits you'll need to adopt.

1. Dress like Mike

"You've got to wear shoes without socks and tug on your fancy jacket heaps," explains Watson.

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2. Eat like Mike

You'll want to start your day with fruit salad. Photo / Facebook Mike Hosking Breakfast
You'll want to start your day with fruit salad. Photo / Facebook Mike Hosking Breakfast

As Watson cuts a banana in its skin with a knife and fork he says: "You've got to love eating your fruit salad."

3. Work like Mike

Taking a turn in the studio, Watson explains that to work like Mike, you've got to: "Pretend to push buttons and be important and stuff. And talk really fast into a microphone."

4. Talk like Mike

Can you speak at a rapid pace? Photo / Facebook Mike Hosking Breakfast
Can you speak at a rapid pace? Photo / Facebook Mike Hosking Breakfast

Finishing your sentences with the phrase "happy days" is also key.

5. Tidy like Mike

You can't be too cool for vacuuming. Photo / Facebook Mike Hosking Breakfast
You can't be too cool for vacuuming. Photo / Facebook Mike Hosking Breakfast

According to Watson, being good with a vacuum is the most important attribute: "You've got to do the vacuuming yourself. You can't just get a baby to do it for you."

- nzherald.co.nz