17 glorious times BBC newsreader Simon McCoy put a smile on our face
Everyone’s favourite newsreader Simon McCoy is leaving the BBC, it was announced today.
— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) March 25, 2021
Naturally everyone’s thoughts turned to where he might go next, but we’re not here for the speculation.
We’re here to remember these brilliant times when he made the news just a little bit more bearable and put a smile on the nation’s face.
To celebrate his 17 years at the BBC, here are Simon McCoy’s 17 greatest hits.
His review of 2020
Simon McCoy speaking for 7.5bn people here… pic.twitter.com/FerXe7KEy5
— Andrew Roberts 💬🇪🇺 (@AndyMRoberts) January 1, 2021
On Boris Johnson painting buses for a hobby
SIMON McCOY – NATIONAL TREASURE
— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) June 25, 2019
On this royal birthdate announcement
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) October 17, 2017
When he couldn’t get excited by a story about surfing dogs
— Chris Gray (@ChrisGSGray) August 7, 2017
When he laughed in the face of a Tory MP
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) June 12, 2017
On this pianist’s monkey concert
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) November 23, 2020
That time Mrs Squirrel sent him over the edge
— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) July 15, 2019
When Pippa Middleton had a baby
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) October 16, 2018
That yodelling festival
— Simon McCoy (@BBCSimonMcCoy) July 9, 2019
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