Updated: June 6, 2021 12:36:43 pm
While the summer months are bound to leave one sweating, a BBC anchor seemed to have gone a step ahead to fight the heat when he decided to wear a pair of shorts under his desk while reporting.
A video of the incident, which has now gone viral on social media, features anchor Shaun Ley wearing a jacket and a tie from the waist up but a pair of shorts below.
Many viewed spotted the ‘semi-formal’ combination when the camera panned to a wider view of the newsroom from where the anchor was reporting on Israel. According to The Guardian, the newsreader was seen in casual attire on the day the UK recorded the hottest day of 2021 so far.
Watch the video here:
Since being shared online, the video has gone viral on social media and has triggered a plethora of hilarious reactions among netizens. “Did someone forget to tell BBC newsreader Shaun Ley that it wasn’t a Zoom call?” wrote a user, while sharing screenshots of the viral clip.
However, some also supported the anchor and tweeted, “It does not matter what he wears to be comfortable as he often does long evening sessions.”
— R⚽️ger Williams (@roger_lfc) June 4, 2021
Did someone forget to tell BBC newsreader Shaun Ley that it wasn’t a Zoom call? pic.twitter.com/xHA0zfNzXs
— Eddie Burfi (@EddieBurfi) June 4, 2021
— Kevin Bellwood (@kevinbellwood) June 4, 2021
BBC newsreader Shaun Ley yesterday: formal above the desk, more casual below. pic.twitter.com/pl9p31ihvw
— Martin Ingram (@martiningram) June 4, 2021
BBC newsreader wears weather-appropriate attire.
— Amy Stevens (she/her) (@AmyLouise2201) June 4, 2021
Shaun Ley is an excellent journalist and asks some probing questions of his guests and listens to the answers. It does not matter what he wears to be comfortable as he often does long evening sessions.
— judith Elderkin (@judith_elderkin) June 4, 2021
How do we know this hasn’t been the norm for the past 50 years?
— Steven M Prentice (@StevenPrentice) June 4, 2021