As we’re in August, a month where news can be tough to come by. And it even is tough for the venerable BBC in the UK. Anchor Simon McCoy had to read a story on dog surfing and well, his enthusiasm was less than high.
— Chris Gray (@ChrisGSGray) August 7, 2017
“Now you’re watching BBC News. Just bear in mind, this is August. This does not look like a walk in the park. Dogs owners and their pets in California (breath or sigh, either one) have hit the waves in the second annual World Dog Surfing Championships. Here are the pictures.
There’s also style, there’s confidence, there’s the size of the waves, some events have really big waves, some have small waves.”
You can clearly hear the exasperation In McCoy’s voice, but at the same time, he appears to be at the point of exhaustion of seeing these animal stories. Granted animal stories are a big part of television news, but McCoy clearly shows he’s had enough.
HuffPost UK points out this isn’t the first time McCoy has gone viral. Back in 2013, McCoy held a package of printing paper instead of a tablet on-screen. Look.
In his haste to get on camera, McCoy grabbed the paper instead of his tablet and just went with it. Just like fellow BBC newsman Huw Edwards, McCoy, just goes with the flow.