This Olympics BBC Reporter Is Going for Gold in Awkward Moments
If you thought Ryan Lochte’s Rio scandal was turning into quite the awkward event, wait until you read this!
Meet Dan Walker, the BBC Olympics late-night host who got more than he bargained for when he found himself positioned in front of a couple that was engaged in a form of exercise that wasn’t exactly part of the Olympic line-up (Read: They appeared to be getting it on).
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 18, 2016
After receiving several inquiries via social media regarding the couple’s *questionable* actions, Dan attempted to explain.
“We’re not going to zoom in, but rest assured, it’s not… It’s not THAT,” he says awkwardly. “It’s just a hug. There’s a bit of…” he trails off before saying, “They’re reading a book!”
Mmm hmmm. SURE they are.
Turning around to get a peek for himself, he says, “They’re reading a book…in a strange pose. We’ll find out what the book is, maybe a little bit later on.”
Taking to Twitter to “clarify,” Dan wrote the following.
Just for clarification… they were reading a book!!! That couple were definitely reading a book 😂😂😂 #Copacanoodle
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) August 18, 2016
But the antics didn’t end there!
During the course of his coverage, Dan’s segment has also been privy to a man urinating in the sea, as well as being bombarded by what he calls a “hen party” (Bachelorette to us), who all but took over the show, chanting the bride’s name of “Maria” as well as “BBC.”
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 20, 2016
Now, he’s been the victim of a subtitles mishap, which sees the screen showing a VERY different term than the “messed about” one Dan meant to say.
Please tell me this isn't what the subtitles actually said! I said 'messed about' 😂 https://t.co/Hcu8iIhPJs
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) August 20, 2016
— Caz (@caz6277) August 20, 2016
Oh. Em. GEE!
It’s a been a wild two weeks, eh Dan?
Here’s to handling every strange event Rio had in store for you like a champ.
Which awkward mishap was your favorite? Tell us over @BritandCo!
(h/t BuzzFeed, photos via Tony Marshall/Getty)