People appreciate news reporting that is honest and comes from the heart.
So it’s no surprise BBC newscaster Simon McCoy’s 2020 highlight reel is really resonating with people.
A highlight can refer to just an important moment or detail. It can also mean the opposite of a lowlight—the great or happy events versus the not so great.
McCoy apparently employs that second definition. With the announcement of the segment, even McCoy seemed tensed to view the dumpster fire that was 2020.
McCoy started his intro to the piece with a sigh, his lips tense.
“Um … I’m just going to show you a special programme. We’ve put up the highlights of 2020, let’s just have a look.”
You can see the highlight video here:
— Rick Houghton (@Hortini) January 1, 2021
The highlight reel lasted zero seconds.
McCoy, who had glanced down to his monitor as if to watch the thrilling reel, looked back up to camera.
“Exactly. It’s farewell 2020.”
He then pitched the show back to his colleagues for the next story. The entire segment lasted just a few moments.
Heartfelt and honest reporting.
— Charlotte Elizabeth (@Sturges_) January 1, 2021
— Matthew Goode (@medgoode) January 1, 2021
For those of you who missed the start of the countdown on the News Channel, this was one final highlight of the year. https://t.co/2HLvKy99nu
— Jordan Dias (@jordandias) January 1, 2021
Simon McCoy speaking for 7.5bn people here… pic.twitter.com/FerXe7KEy5
— Andrew Roberts 💬🇪🇺 (@AndyMRoberts) January 1, 2021
The reasons for watching the BBC are fast being whittled down to one, and that one reason is Simon McCoy….
— Martin ‘Get a grip Boris’ Williams (@topfotogmw) January 1, 2021
Simon McCoy needs to be protected at all costs. He, alone, has been the best thing about 2020. https://t.co/xLEIWjP7Bf
— Josh Chapman (@_joshchapman98) January 1, 2021
Simon McCoy ended 2020 in the way you’d hope pic.twitter.com/7UcfHAQFOo
— Calgie (@christiancalgie) January 1, 2021
Simon McCoy, the best journalist on the BBC. https://t.co/uwyGdoDU6H
— Louis Dickson (@louistdickson) January 4, 2021
— Matt (@DryWhit) January 1, 2021
Well … here’s to hoping 2021 earns itself a bit of a warmer farewell and at least one highlight.
Happy New Year.