News Anchor Caught Resting His Head On Live TV

A BBC news anchor was caught with his head down during a breakfast broadcast last Friday. Simon McCoy, who has been covering the morning slot at the news network for eight years, claimed it was "a long desk head-banging" in response to a colleague's bad joke. When the cameras jumped to him, he leapt up. But it was too late. The moment was caught on live TV, and forever memorialized on YouTube.

"If my bosses believed I was asleep at the desk I would not be back on Monday," he tweeted. But that didn't stop his co-workers from leaving him a few gifts on his desk Monday morning: a cup of coffee, six packets of Nescafe, and a packet of ProPlus caffeine pills. "Got a pillow with me this morning," tweeted the BBC News presenter Martine Croxall, in case her colleague needed to "rest his head" again.

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Claire Gordon has contributed to Slate's DoubleX, the Huffington Post, and the book Prisons: Current Controversies. While an undergraduate at Yale University and a research fellow at Yale graduate school, she spoke on panels at Yale and Cornell, and reported from Cairo, Tokyo, and Berlin.

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Why is this news? I use the BBC to go to sleep every night.

March 15 2012 at 12:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Not nearly as bad as what they caught Russel Rhoades on tampa bays fox 13 news 2 years ago.

March 14 2012 at 10:56 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Wait! Didn't they say this was BBC? What is to stay awake for there, especially after 8 years?! Yawn.....

March 14 2012 at 10:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Way too many pints the night before I bet.

March 14 2012 at 10:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

looks like he had a ruff night!

March 14 2012 at 9:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

With all the dirt / garbage the wanna be reporters do, they make this news???
What a joke. His "co-worker" sure don't sound like friends to me.

March 14 2012 at 8:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Nappy time.

March 14 2012 at 7:54 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
ADK Recinellas

who cares.. your bad press could lose this man his job. Stop judging people for every little thing.

March 14 2012 at 7:49 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I question why his co-anchor didn't nudge him before they went back on air...that would have been the kind thing to do so he wouldn't be thrown under the bus with the world watching this video...

March 14 2012 at 4:34 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

It must have been one heck of a night.

March 14 2012 at 4:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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