BBC newsreader reveals what he really thinks about Pippa Middleton’s baby
We’ve all been completely inundated with royal news lately.
There’s been Princess Eugenie’s wedding, Meghan Markle ‘s pregnancy and now the birth of Pippa Middleton’s first baby – so a lot of big stories.
One person who seems particularly sick of this slew of royal family news is BBC newsreader Simon McCoy , who rather wearily announced Pippa’s happy news to viewers today.
He said, as the story broke, stifling laughs: "Within 24 hours of some royal baby news, I’ve got some more… ummm… Pippa Middleton, sister of course of Kate, has given birth.
"It says here, given birth to a baby, um yeah… so, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge say they’re thrilled for Pippa and for her husband, James.
"So, congratulations from all of us to Pippa and James on the birth of a baby," he finished, chuckling to himself.
The clip has been shared widely on social media by people whose feelings echo the newsreader’s nonchalant attitude towards the royals.
One person wrote: "I love how he couldn’t care less".
Another said: "You can actually see him thinking to himself ‘Why do I have to deal with this crap?’"
A third commented: "She’s given birth to a baby, who anticipated that? My money was on a pineapple".
Someone else added: "he was struggling to contain his real thoughts".
It isn’t the first time Simon McCoy has read royal news to viewers in this manner.
A video of the newsreader reporting on Prince George’s birth from outside the hospital in 2013 went viral.
He said on-air, unable to disguise his apathy: "Well, plenty more to come from here of course. None of it news because that will come from Buckingham Palace. But that won’t stop us."
But Simon McCoy claims the royals back his approach – as he told the Radio Times today that he’s heard the royals reckon his deadpan coverage of Prince George’s birth was "absolutely right".
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