Anorak News | BBC news anchor David Robertson does close-up magic

BBC news anchor David Robertson does close-up magic

by | 27th, December 2011

BBC news anchor David Robertson showcases his close-up magic as he reads the news in Scotland.

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.

Posted: 27th, December 2011 | In: TV & Radio Comment | TrackBack | Permalink