People are sharing their favourite Simon McCoy clips on social media after the veteran newsreader revealed he would be stepping down from BBC News after nearly 18 years and joining new channel GB News.
The presenter has become known in recent years for his idiosyncratic and often brutally honest takes on the day’s events and his habit of breaking into laughter live on air.
McCoy confirmed his departure from the Beeb on Thursday morning by responding to a post from one of his colleagues:
When he had to report on the World Dog Surfing Championships
Most newsreaders are able to hide their true feelings about the news stories they report on but McCoy has never been particularly good at hiding his disappointment at the more trivial stories he’s had to cover.
And when he was forced to report on the World Dog Surfing Championships, his despair was clear to everyone...
.@BBCSimonMcCoy providing all the enthusiasm this story about surfing dogs deserves. https://t.co/FsG8TOj5iF