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    BBC News apologises for weatherman gesture

    the way he tries to bluff it just cracks me clearly caught

    A cold front passed over the BBC News channel late Tuesday as the show's weatherman flipped the bird to his news anchor. Skip related content
    Simon McCoy, linking to the weather, perhaps with a hint of sarcasm, told viewers the weather was coming up, and would of course be "100% accurate and provide all the detail you could possible want."

    At that stage, the cameras cut to Tomasz Schafernaker and his middle-finger salute as McCoy's female co-host gasped. But it didn't stop there as the fast-acting weatherman, realising he was on screen, swiftly pretended to rub his face in much the same way a cheeky school kid might do when caught in the act.

    The camera quickly cut back to a composed McCoy, who simply stated: "Every now and then there's always one mistake, that was it."

    The BBC immediately apologised. "Tomasz was not aware that he was on air, and whilst the gesture was only shown for a second, it was not acceptable," a spokesman said.

    The weatherman later wrote on his website: "Prior to a live weather bulletin, I made a gesture off camera joking with my fellow presenters and without warning the camera went live to the weather studio ... I am very sorry for any offence that might have been caused by my actions."

    The Polish-born weatherman began presenting on BBC Southeast Today in 2001 before joining national BBC outlets in 2006. It's not the first time he's apologised. Back in 2007 he described the Western Isles and the west Highlands in Scotland as "nowheresville" during a live weather broadcast. Earlier this year he posed for a gay magazine in a pair of shorts.
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    It's the worst attempt at a cover up for a caught rotten I've ever seen...

    The thing that makes me feel really sorry for the bloke is that you just know that in 50 years time a cryogenically frozen Dennis Norden is still going to be reeling that clip out every Christmas...
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    At least the BBC apologised for the gesture, Finna Fail have been fucking us all for ages and not an apology in sight, in fact it looks like their going to bend us over and fuck us up the ass as well.

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