BBC presenter causes huge upset for calling Santa fake

Ben Lee
Photo credit: David Levenson/Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Nick Robinson broke hearts around the world by claiming that Santa Claus isn't real on BBC Radio 4 this morning.

Wait, what?

The radio station had a segment on The Archers at around 7.45am, where two people associated with the show being interviewed were asked about how much of it was fictional and how much of it wasn't.

When the block was over, Robinson told listeners: "It's like learning that Father Christmas isn't real for the first time, isn't it?

"I'm still in shock."

Photo credit: BBC

[Above: A real Santa Claus, as seen in EastEnders]

Listeners were flabbergasted – like we were! – that Santa is completely and utterly made-up.

"Good grief, did @bbcnickrobinson just say Father Christmas isn't real live on morning radio?? Eek," said one Twitter user.

"Father Christmas isn't real? Why isn't this the top story on @BBCr4today?" said another person. "Forget about Trump, this is the story of the year."

And here are more reactions:

But thankfully, Robinson retracted his comment minutes later, at 7.59am.

"Father Christmas has been in touch to confirm that unlike The Archers, he is real," he said.

Robinson even tweeted an apology!

"An apology – Father Christmas confirms that he is real. All suggestions to the contrary are fake news," he wrote.

Thank goodness for that. Santa IS real, he does deliver our Christmas presents each year, and he does have reindeer and a sleigh. All is right in the world again.

Want up-to-the-minute entertainment and tech news? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Twitter account and you're all set.

You Might Also Like

By using Yahoo you agree that Yahoo and partners may use Cookies for personalisation and other purposes