BBC Newsreader Mistakes Photocopier Paper For iPad Live On Air, Just Holds Paper Anyway

Simon McCoy is a true pro.

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BBC News presenter Simon McCoy made a bit of an error this morning, mistaking a pack of photocopier paper for his iPad.

Always grab your office supplies before going on-air. BBC news reader appears to be holding a ream of paper.

Sarah Sears

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Always grab your office supplies before going on-air. BBC news reader appears to be holding a ream of paper.

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But as it was live, Mr. McCoy bravely soldiered on, presenting a piece to camera on police proposals for “drunk tanks” while holding a load of paper, because he is a professional.

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Mr. McCoy, we salute you.

Earlier today @simonmccoy picked up a packet of photocopied paper thinking that it was his iPad live on air. REALLY.

Scott Bryan

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Earlier today @simonmccoy picked up a packet of photocopied paper thinking that it was his iPad live on air. REALLY.

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This morning as Simon McCoy was preparing to introduce this story, instead of picking up his tablet to hold as he went to air, he mistakenly picked up a ream of paper that was sitting next to it.In the rush of live news, he didn't have an opportunity to swap the items, so simply went with it.

Update: Other newsreaders are now taking inspiration from Simon McCoy's example:

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