Viewers moved as Clive Myrie appears to 'shed tear' while reporting on Ukraine crisis

Clive Myrie posing for photos before the 2016 GG2 Leadership Awards at the Park Plaza Westminster Hotel. Date of photo: Thursday, October 20, 2016. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS Entertainment.
Clive Myrie appeared to shed a tear during the news. (Richard Gray/EMPICS Entertainment)

Clive Myrie moved BBC News viewers as he appeared to shed a tear while reporting on Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine.

The newsreader, 57, was reporting on the crisis live from Kyiv for the News At 10.

At one point, a tear appeared to roll down Myrie’s cheek.

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However, the presenter maintained his composure and continued to update people on the situation on the ground.

Viewers were thoroughly moved by the scene.

One person posted a message on Twitter calling it “gut wrenching”.

“Senseless war and its human costs make even seasoned BBC war correspondent Clive Myrie cry on LIVE TV," they said.

“Clive Myrie presenting the @BBCNews at 10 from Kyiv with a tear rolling down his cheek!” said another.

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Another posted: “Extraordinary - Clive Myrie delivering the news from Kyiv with great dignity, and a tear on his cheek.”

One viewer said it was a “poignant” moment.

“Seeing Clive Myrie cry on the BBC News will stay with me for some time,” said another.

Plenty of viewers also praised the way Myrie delivered his reports on the invasion.

One person tweeted: “Clive Myrie is one of my heroes. He sees what is really happening and shares it with the rest of us in an honest and compassionate way.”

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“Clive Myrie has really solidified his status as a national treasure with his reporting from Ukraine today,” said another, calling the TV star “one of our very best broadcasters”.

Myrie first joined the BBC in 1987 and became a foreign correspondent nine years later.

The journalist is also known for hosting television shows such as Mastermind and Celebrity Mastermind.

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