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If you are a person of a certain age you will be more than familiar with the old television test card that the BBC used to screen between broadcast hours.
It looked a bit like this:
There isn't much need for that on our television screens anymore as they either stick the news on all night or one of those weird late night gambling programmes.
Anyway, it appears that although the girl has vanished, the BBC still have a use for that creepy clown.
Yesterday, the Beeb's weather site crashed as everyone was desperately trying to log on and find out just when this incessant heatwave is going to end.
When you tried to access the site you were greeted with an error code and that old familiar clown face staring back at you but this time he came complete with flames.
Images of the clown soon began to do the rounds on Twitter and a lot of people were really freaked out by the clown's new fiery makeover.
The BBC website seems to be down. And the fire clown is terrifying https://t.co/JYQlfo2nQG — Lee Boyce (@Lee Boyce)
Good thoughts going out to whomever is trying to get the BBC website back up and running. https://t.co/yhSwMkzPda — Kevin Duffield (@Kevin Duffield)
I used to jokingly worry that when the BBC news site was down, the nation was under attack. These days, that massiv… https://t.co/ltLqfcjzO8 — Danofthewibble (@Danofthewibble)
BBC Weather page has crashed. The clown still is accurately reporting the weather outside however. https://t.co/XG4lbuNpuR — David Vella (@David Vella)
HT Twitter Moments
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