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Policeman Called PC Rob Banks Goes Viral After TV Interview

Policeman Called PC Rob Banks Goes Viral After TV Interview

A copper has caused a social media frenzy after TV viewers clocked his amusing name during a news segment.

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The bloke is called PC Rob Banks - which sounds almost too good to be true, but it's legit - and he was being interviewed for a special ITV News feature that focused on the impact of police budget cuts across the West Country.

His name only flashed up on screen for a few seconds during the clip, but that was all the time it took for social media users to whip themselves up into a bit of a frenzy over just how ironic the name was.

Many shared screenshots of the interview with PC Rob Banks, including Piers Morgan - who simply added two crying with laughter emojis.

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Another commented: "Rob, short for Robin?"

ITV West Country also addressed the talking point, tweeting: "[We] dedicated a whole programme to the impact budget cuts are having to @ASPolice...if you missed it, then you also missed the world's greatest name for a policeman...catch the programme here."

It also inspired people to think of other examples of similar coincidences or amusing names, with someone posting a screenshot of a BBC interview with Major Dickie Head, of 3rd Battalion The Rifles.

One other Twitter user wrote: "I once knew a Natalie West, referred to as Nat who, you guessed it, worked for NatWest Bank."

Another wrote: "BBC Weather Sara Blizzard."

Someone else tweeted a photo of a man named Robin Mahfood, the president and CEO of Food for the Poor.

Anymore for anymore?

While Banks' name amused many, he was being interviewed regarding a serious topic.

In the interview, he told reporters: "I've questioned whether I want to carry on doing this, at the moment I do, but there's been a lot of times when I haven't."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: News, Police, crime, UK

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel (yeah, yeah, I know) and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

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