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Reporter Phil McCann Responds After Going Viral For Incredibly Apt Name

Tom Wood

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Reporter Phil McCann Responds After Going Viral For Incredibly Apt Name

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The BBC reporter who went viral for his incredibly apt name whilst reporting on petrol station fuel shortages has responded to his unlikely shot to stardom.

Phil McCann - yes, Phil McCann - was seen on BBC News this morning (25 September) delivering a piece on the fact that some petrol stations in the UK have been experiencing shortages of fuel due to the lack of HGV drivers.

People have been queuing at stations, as well as panic buying in some places.

In fact, EG Group, which owns around 400 stations, is even setting on placing a limit on how much fuel people can buy, capping purchases at £30 per customer.

That's not why we're all here though, back to Phil McCann.

Credit: BBC News
Credit: BBC News

He's now responded after everyone has had a good giggle about the incredible coincidence of his name.

On his Twitter account, he wrote: "It's like being back in year 9! #nominativedeterminism"

Of course, that must have been a great name to have as a teenager.

Naturally, loads of people jumped straight onto the joke when he first appeared, sharing their own humorous comments on Twitter.

One person said: "Well played @BBCBreakfast Sending Phil McCann to cover the petrol panic buying. Genius level choice of reporter!"

Another wrote: "Are people stockpiling petrol not according to Phil McCann. Now over to Sonny Spells for the weather."

Very good.

A third commented: "Top marks to @BBCNews this morning for sending @phi1mccann to report on fuel shortages in the UK."

As for the shortages themselves, it's a serious business. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has pleaded with drivers not to panic buy fuel, telling them to 'carry on as normal'.

EG Group - announcing their plans to curb the amount of fuel that individual customers can purchase - said: "Due to the current unprecedented customer demand for fuel and associated supply challenges we have taken the decision to introduce a limit of £30 per customer on all of our grades of fuel.

"This excludes HGV drivers and emergency services due to their vital role at this time."

Topics: UK News, TV and Film, BBC, Funny, UK Entertainment, Weird

Tom Wood
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