The BBC’s Simon McCoy has reached ‘peak Simon McCoy’ according to social media users after he announced the Duchess of Cambridge’s due date in a manner that only he could get away with.
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) October 17, 2017
Presenting on the BBC News Channel, Mr McCoy received the ‘breaking news’ alert on his computer and relayed the message to the watching public.
Mr McCoy, who used to be Sky’s Royal Correspondent, said: “We’ve just got this coming in from Kensington Palace, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April.
“Now bearing in mind they announced 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 but anyway…
“It’s April so clear your diaries, get the time booked off because that’s what I’m doing. That’s news just coming in from Kensington Palace.”
Viewers who were watching the bulletin took to social media to praise Mr McCoy and his unique delivery.
One person wrote: “Simon McCoy once again provides the funniest comedy on the BBC.”
Another said: “If there was one person I wanted to deliver this news, it was absolutely Simon McCoy.”
Simon McCoy is well known among royal watchers for his coverage outside the Lindo Wing in 2013 where he was covering the birth of Prince George.
Some of the commentary he provided on location included: “Plenty more to come from here, of course, none of it news. But that won’t stop us, we’ll see you later.”
When commenting on when Catherine might give birth, he said: “We’ll just wait and see, it could be tomorrow morning if all goes well today.
“Until then, we’re going to be speculating about this royal birth with no facts to hand at the moment.”