A mum’s Halloween hack to have socially-distanced trick or treating was savagely mocked by a BBC newsreader – leaving viewers in stitches.
Simon McCoy was speaking about how a mum in Arkansas, US, had come up with a rather inventive way of carrying on the Halloween tradition during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking over a video of her contraption, Simon explains how she pops the sweets through PVC pipes which then drop into a basket a full two metres away from her front door.
As he speaks about the device, the presenter can be heard stifling his laughter before the camera cuts back to the studio.
He then can’t help but deliver an absolutely savage jibe.
Simon calls the hack “entirely contactless” before adding: “As will be her social life.”
The comical moment occurred on BBC News last night (October 28) and viewers quickly flooded social media after noticing the jibe.
One called it “absolutely savage” while a second added: “Oh my God I knew to expect something because of your tweet, but that legitimately shocked me. So funny.”
Another said: “Why is Simon McCoy the best? Seriously the only joyous thing about the news.”
“Simon McCoy brings me so much joy,” someone else commented.
And one viewer added: “And with that, I now have a favourite newsreader.”
Trick-or-treating this Saturday for Halloween will be allowed to go ahead in Tier 1 and Tier 2 areas because it takes place outdoors, Downing Street has confirmed.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman said: “The rules are there for all circumstances and people will have to use their common sense in ensuring they have followed the rules.”
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