BBC Newsreader Mistakes Ream of Paper for iPad

BBC newsreader Simon McCoy accidentally picked up a ream of paper instead of his iPad before going on air today.

According to the Telegraph, readers were confused after seeing McCoy hold the ream while talking about Drunk Tanks to combat “alcohol-fueled troublemakers.”

Ever the professional, McCoy kept on delivering the news, and kept on holding tight to that ream of paper.

This morning as Simon McCoy was preparing to introduce this story, instead of picking up his tablet to hold as he went to air, he mistakenly picked up a ream of paper that was sitting next to it,” a BBC spokeswoman said.

”In the rush of live news, he didn’t have an opportunity to swap the items, so simply went with it.”

PS-Problem drinking is on the increase in the UK.  Authorities have been battling it since forever.

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