BBC Breakfast presenter Phil McCann goes viral for a perfect name on gasoline shortage report


BBC viewers laughed yesterday as they spotted a presenter with a rather apt name.

On a special on the important topic of fuel shortages due to panic buying, a man caught people’s attention (Friday, September 24).

During his interview, viewers were quick to snap photos of the journalist’s name as he appeared on their screens, which led to him becoming a trend on Twitter.

Read more: Kent gas station queue live updates as traffic begins to escalate through garages for day two

What is her name, you may be wondering?

Phil McCann.

Viewers could see his name sounding like “fill my can”, like in a jerry can.

The BBC reporter went viral after broadcasting from a gas station forecourt in Stockport, where he briefed viewers on ongoing panic buying and fuel shortages across the UK.

One person joked: “The BBC has gone above and beyond with this title.

“BBC News – Can someone Phil McCann refuel?”

Another wrote: “Talk about perfect timing Phil McCann.”

One social media user couldn’t believe his eyes and said: “The new reporter who spoke about the gas shortage was Phil McCann.

“You can’t make this stuff up.”

Another joked, “Phil McCann just bought fuel. Laurie Driver is due soon.”

One person joked, “Can you imagine the scenes at the office:” Who are we going to send for this one then? “” I can’t believe you even ask, tbh .. “, who?” “Phil McCann” “This is a national crisis, not the kick-and-butt joke championships” “No boss. His name is …” OHH. “

Mr McCann appeared to be taking his new fame well, tweeting: “It’s like being back in ninth grade! # nominative determinism. “

You can follow our live blog about petrol station queues in Kent here.


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