BBC Newsreader Really Doesn't Think Royal Baby Due Date Is News

In case you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you'll probably know that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting baby number three. As ever the UK media went berserk for the news, because for some reason, lots of people cannot get enough of this sort of shit. I know, I don't get it either.

Anyway, today the news was announced that Kate would be pushing out the fifth in line to the throne in April next year. The BBC believed this was 'breaking news', however, BBC newsreader Simon McCoy did not:

Credit: BBC

Well, yeah, I'm with Si on this one. It's hardly the most important news in the world, particularly when most people who actually cared about it could have probably quite easily have worked it out for themselves.

As he said: "Now bearing in mind they announced that 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."


I especially liked the sarcastic way he said 'so clear your diaries and make sure you booked the time off'. Fantastic bit of 'who gives a fuck'ery.

McCoy has previous for not being able to hide his true feelings regarding the royal baby news, which is probably why he's keen to try and get it booked off as holiday next year. He was sent out to stand in front of a hospital, despite, as he points out, that any news would come through Buckingham Palace.

I don't think Simon McCoy is that arsed about the royal baby. Credit: BBC/YouTube

He then went on to say 'we're going to speculating about this royal birth with no facts to hand at the moment'.

He also read out some rather interesting texts from viewers at home, including one calling the BBC sycophantic and others asking to see the rest of the news.

I really hope that the BBC deny his holiday requests and send him out again, I don't know about you, but I think Simon McCoy might be the only person who could make all this royal baby news interesting.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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