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  • 01.06.2020
Hilarious response to Kate’s baby news

Hilarious response to Kate’s baby news

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A BBC presenter has amused smirking viewers with his less than enthusiastic announcement of the news of the Duchess of Cambridge’s due date.
Simon McCoy has earned something of a cult following with his deadpan approach to reporting news he finds underwhelming, including a report about the World Dog Surfing Championships in August.
After Buckingham Palace announced Kate and Will were “delighted” to confirm their child would be born in April, McCoy took umbrage at having to present it as news.
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“We’ve just got this coming in from Kensington Palace,” Mr McCoy said as the announcement was greeting with a giant red ‘Breaking News’ banner across the bottom of the screen of the national broadcaster.
“Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April.
“Now, bearing in mind they announced she was pregnant back in September, and it was thought she was around two or three months pregnant, I’m not sure how much news this really is, but anyway…”
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Former war correspondent McCoy then tried to drum up some delight at the news.
‘It’s April — so clear your diaries, get the time booked off, because that’s what I’m doing. That’s news just coming in from Kensington Palace.”
McCoy then tweeted the news and also tweeted amused responses to his work.
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Kensington Palace announced Kate’s pregnancy last month, after she was forced to cancel an engagement because of extreme morning sickness.
The 35-year-old has continued to suffer from the condition, but made a surprise appearance at a royal engagement on Monday.
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The Duchess danced with Paddington Bear as she, her husband William and brother-in-law Harry met children from charities they support in London.
Kate is due to visit Norway and Sweden with William on an official visit early in 2018.
The couple already has two children: Prince George, born in 2013, and Princess Charlotte, aged two.
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Both were born at St Mary’s Hospital in London, where William was delivered in 1982.
McCoy couldn’t hide his lack of interest as he delivered a deadpan report about the World Dog Surfing Championships.
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The Sun reports, the hard-hitting anchor, who spent much of the 2003 Iraq invasion reporting from the front lines, was hosting the BBC’s live news coverage on Monday afternoon when he delivered the report about surfing dogs.
Held in San Francisco, the World Dog Surfing Championships are a chance for pet owners to show off their pooches’ wave-riding abilities, with entrants judged for their costumes and skills on a board.
But the BBC newsreader clearly couldn’t get into the spirit of the event, delivering a report dripping in sarcasm.
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With a noticeably bored tone, he said: “Now, you’re watching BBC News, just bear in mind it is August.
“This does not look like a walk in the park, dog owners and their pets in California have hit the waves in the second annual World Dog Surfing Championships.
“Here are the pictures.”
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The screen then cuts to footage of adorable pooches giving it their all on a San Francisco beach, but even that isn’t enough to melt Simon’s heart.
After a weary sigh, he continues: “The competitors’ challenge is to stay afloat on the board.
“This is in Pacifica near San Francisco but there are also prizes for the best dressed and tandem surfing dogs; the winner of course being crowned top dog.”
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As the camera cuts back to the studio, the straight-faced presenter says flatly: “That’s a shame. We’ve run out of pictures”.
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