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BBC News presenter can’t tell the difference between an iPad or a stack of paper

by | 18th, September 2013

LIVE TV is a treacherous thing at the best of times, as a BBC News presenter fond out when he delivered a bulletin holding a pack of photocopier paper instead of an iPad.

Simon McCoy was doing his thing to camera, talking about ‘drunk tanks’ (not nearly as exciting as they sound) when he accidentally picked up a stack of A4 paper instead of his tablet.

Of course, being a BBC pro, McCoy plugged away without noticing the mistake in his hands, while confused viewers cluttered up their timelines, trying to work out what the hell was going on.

“This morning as Simon McCoy was preparing to introduce this story, instead of picking up his tablet to hold as he went to air, he mistakenly picked up a ream of paper that was sitting next to it,” said a spokeswoman for BBC News.

“In the rush of live news, he didn’t have an opportunity to swap the items, so simply went with it.”

McCoy must be tired. Previously, he’d been seen on screen briefly resting his head on his desk when the camera cut to him.

After his hilarious and rather honest coverage of the Royal Baby, and now this, Simon McCoy should be fast-tracked to the status of National Treasure.

Have a look at his boob, here.



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