A BBC presenter was caught wearing shorts and deck shoes under his desk on the hottest day of the year so far.
Newsreader Shaun Ley, 51, was caught by a keen-eyed viewer, who spotted his bare legs in a split-second side view, on Wednesday evening.
The late-night reporter had been reporting on the updated Covid-19 travel rules and Israel’s current political turmoil.
Guests reviewing the newspapers appeared to be holding back laughter when they turned to him to discuss the news, reported the Sun.
The “hilarious” incident came as temperatures in London, peaked at 28.3C after days of clear skies and average temperatures of 20C.
Justyna Tosun, 34, told the Sun that she “roared with laughter” when she first saw him.
Wow. The BBC's clothing allowance has clearly taken a hit. Late-night presenter Shaun Ley appears to be wearing shorts. What next? Fiona Bruce doing question time in a bikini? Harumph. Harumph. pic.twitter.com/x7huiIDs0V
— Ken McNab (@beatleken) May 27, 2021
“He’d been reading all this gloomy news when I realised he had no trousers on.
“It was hilarious because he looked like a bank manager from the waist up — and a holidaymaker from the waist down,” she added.
Some have taken to Twitter to blast the presenter while others said they would have done the same thing.
— Massimo Pini (@massimopini) June 1, 2021