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Riled Simon McCoy goes off on callers using fake NSFW names on air only to be hit with another GB News blunder

Simon McCoy is absolutely not here for GB News presenters being trolled by ‘viewers’ with fake names.

The channel launched on Sunday night and has had its fair share of teething problems so far, including a crashed website, sound issues, and brands lining up to pull their advertising.

Presenters have also found themselves plagued with hilarious callers dialling in with fake names, leaving those watching on from home – or scrolling on Twitter – in fits of laughter.

Yes, we’re looking at you, Mike Hunt and Mike Oxlong.

However, host Simon is having none of it and offered an impassioned speech, begging for the culprits to stop.

‘I’m just going to say something because, if you’ve seen the papers, if you’ve seen Twitter, some people think it’s really funny to send in texts and messages on the basis that if we read them out, we’ve been had.

Simon McCoy took aim at the trolls (Picture: GB News)

‘You’re still doing it, and I’m watching them and it doesn’t help anybody.’

‘We’re just not going to read surnames from now on,’ co-host Alex Phillips interjected.

‘To the person who has just messaged, grow up,’ Simon suggested. ‘We’re a new company, we’re a new broadcaster. There are systems that we’re putting in place that would stop idiots like you getting through.

‘They’re getting through at the moment but please? We’ve got other things to worry about.’

GB News launched on Sunday night and has been plagued by issues (Picture: GB News)

Making a jokey reference to earlier sound issues, he added: ‘Mind you, if you can hear us, that’s an improvement.

‘All of you with serious views, we still welcome you.’

Anyone wondering what name tipped him over the edge?

Unfortunately for the presenters, their impassioned plea was met with yet another blunder seconds later, as technicians played a jingle just as Alex was leading into the next segment.

Unsurprisingly, the clip has gone down like a lead balloon on Twitter, with users branding his speech ‘tragic’.

‘The fact they’ve addressed it makes it even more likely that people will send more in! It’s like when you’re at school and someone gives you a nickname you don’t like,’ one suggested.

‘As soon as you say “don’t call me that” you’re getting called that for the rest of your life!’

Another questioned: ‘Awwwww, what happened to that “sense of humour” that they promised?’

As many more branded the video ‘so painfully Partridge’.


Credit: Original article published here.

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