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A Couple Looked Very Intimate In The Background Of The BBC's Olympic Coverage

"Apparently they are reading a a very strange pose."

BBC Olympics presenter Dan Walker had to present from Copacabana beach while a very strange incident happened in the background last night.

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After people on social media contacted Walker wanting to know what was going on, he said:

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He then made an important clarification.

Just for clarification... they were reading a book!!! That couple were definitely reading a book πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #Copacanoodle

BBC Four's Olympic coverage is very eccentric. For example, between the sports they've talked a lot about the bright orange bins on the beach.

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And I mean a lot of talk.

They also invented the hashtag #Copacabanter.

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They then noticed that the beach binmen collect the bins at the same time each night, so they asked people to tweet in using a new hashtag called #Copacabinmen.

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The binmen became an obsession with viewers.

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A pigeon also once interrupted live coverage, leading to a new hashtag called #Copacapigeon.

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"It's nice to have a little bit of bird-based on BBC Four."

They also kept zooming in on a man who they claimed looked like the British chef Antony Worrall Thompson.

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They asked him for an interview but he doesn't speak a word of English.

And, amazingly, a bachelorette party invaded the live coverage and Walker interviewed the bride.

This is the beautiful moment when a hen party crashed BBC Four's late-night Olympic coverage.

β€œI want to say something for my husband,” Maria, the bride, told Walker. He replied: β€œA message for your husband? I hope he’s watching BBC Four.”

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This led to her and all of her friends chanting the words "BBC! BBC! BBC! BBC! BBC! BBC!"


BBC Four's coverage of the Olympics > America's coverage of the Olympics.

Maria's mum, Hercilia, then appeared on the show a couple of days later and invited Walker to her daughter's wedding.

BBC / Via Twitter: @BBCSport

Maria's father also appeared on the show while on his bike.

BuzzFeed asked Walker about his experience in Rio. He said: "That spot on the beach is the place to be. In the last 24 hours I've been stopped by loads of people wanting pictures. I thought it was because I look like this famous TV host in Brazil and they thought I was him but apparently they all like our show!"

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"My plan on coming out here was always to speak to the locals as well as show the sport. I wanted to show as much of Rio as possible. I didn't expect to see that much."

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