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Watch: News presenter mistakes ream of paper for iPad, goes on air

Posted by Dana Hatic  September 18, 2013 10:35 AM

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BBC news presenter Simon McCoy mistook a ream of paper for his iPad before going on air, and with live news leaving little room for adjustment, McCoy carried on presenting, paper in hand, as if nothing was amiss.

A spokeswoman for the BBC said McCoy "didn't have an opportunity to swap the items, so simply went with it," the Daily Mail reported.

The British reporter has a history of on-air quirks. He once was found resting his head on the news desk during a live shot, to which he responded on Twitter, "I was not asleep!"

During coverage of the birth of the Prince George, McCoy presented outside the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth with a degree of snark about the whole affair, saying, "Well, plenty more to come from here of course. None of it news because that will come from Buckingham Palace. But that won't stop us."

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