BBC newsreader Simon McCoy has earned quite a following with his often-sarcastic broadcasting style, and left fans howling with his typically dry response to a Halloween story on Wednesday.
The presenter made a savage dig at a family who had developed a Covid-friendly device to deliver sweets to Trick Or Treaters on 31 October.
The “Candy Chute” involved a drainpipe being connected to the family’s front door, which they were able to shove packets of sweets down to any door knockers, thus compiling with social distancing guidelines.
Simon appeared less than impressed, however, remarking: “The transaction is entirely contactless... As will be her social life.”
BBC News viewers were absolutely loving his sassy response...
All these raging debates about the licence fee, but that bad boy pays Simon McCoy’s salary. Worth every penny, I say. https://t.co/j9zGQKCmPs
— Georgina Bailey (@georginaebailey) October 28, 2020
Do the BBC purposely give Simon McCoy these silly news stories for the sole purpose of broadcasting his absolute sass?? 😂 https://t.co/zrw8OAyAJt
— Josh O (@ROGNJSH) October 28, 2020
Simon McCoy brings me so much joy pic.twitter.com/qI6W9KpybB
— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) October 28, 2020
Simon McCoy never fails to make me smile 😆 https://t.co/uWwwc6qSzh
— Gemmaaaargh 👻 Pettman (@GemmaPettmanPR) October 28, 2020
One small quote and Simon McCoy is a national treasure https://t.co/uAxUVeNf0G
— luke #NFFC (@lukemoss49) October 28, 2020
— Oli from Reading 🦁 (@OliReading) October 28, 2020
Simon McCoy is so sassy on air 😂😂
— Helin Tezcanli (@TezcanliHelin) October 28, 2020
Simon’s unique take on certain news stories have made headlines of their own on a number of occasions over the years.
In 2013, he reported on the upcoming birth of Prince George saying: “Plenty more to come from here... none of it news.”
He also provided some first-rate dead-pan narration over footage from the World Dog Surfing Championships in California, which ended with him declaring: “That’s a shame, we have run out of pictures.”
And, of course, let’s not forget the time he appeared live on air holding a pack of paper instead of an iPad.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.