BBC news anchor David Robertson does close-up magic
The Mirror’s Live TV tried a similar stun to enliven news with its News Bunny and the Weather in Norwegian, the latter a forerunner to the Tony Blair Government’s championing of lifelong education.
The BBC has been merging news and entertainment for a decade by cha-cha-cha-ing news readers on to pro-celeb dance show Strictly Come Dancing, inviting Will Young to be pundit on Question Time and presenting the to-deadline mutterings of BBC presenter Jeremy Clarkson on a BBC news magazine show as a lead news item on the BBC news.
David Robertson’s magic pen is just another step in that direction.
The message is clear: if anyone wants to be to on the BBC news, you need to be either a celebrity or a news a reader or politician who wants to be one.
(Note: Ed Miliband should embrace his similarity to Wallace of Wallace & Gromit by wearing the wrong trousers at all times. The voters will go mad for it.)
Language is NSFW.