Simon McCoy left seriously unimpressed by as he’s forced to sit through minute-long beatboxing on BBC News

November 23, 2017

Simon McCoy is already a cult figure due to his hilariously sarcastic reporting of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s royal baby news.

The BBC News presenter was interviewing two beatboxers who’ve made it to the finals of the Beatboxing World Championships.

And Simon asked to hear a bit of the performance they were planning for the competition.

But he seemed to regret it as soon as the show went on for a long minute.

Simon McCoy was interviewing beatboxers
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He seemed happy enough at first
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But then they went on for a bit too long
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Simon gritted his teeth
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As the two guys finished their duet, he clapped half-heartedly and said: “Well, that was good.

“Brilliant, good luck with the finals.”

As the camera cut back to him, he let out a big sigh of relief that the beatboxing was over.

Simon has become famed for using sarcasm when it comes to certain news stories – especially when it comes to Kate Middleton and Prince William.

When Kensington Palace released a statement announcing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s due date last month, Simon read out the breaking news statement live on air – adding his own dry wit when it came to the delivery.

But then he turned back to camera
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He was very unimpressed
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He said: “Now, bearing in mind that they announced that she was pregnant back in September and it was thought that she was around two or three months pregnant, I’m not sure how much news this really is.”

Simon then added: “But anyway, it’s April so clear your diaries, get the time booked off ’cause that’s what I’m doing.”

Simon also made fun of the media circus surrounding royal baby news back in 2013, when he was reporting on the birth of Prince George from outside the hospital Kate was in.

He said: “Plenty more to come from here… none of it news.”


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