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Simon McCoy’s warning shot to the Beeb

It was just a fortnight ago that the BBC’s grumpiest new presenter Simon McCoy announced he was off to join GB News after 17 years at the Beeb. It has not taken long for the onetime viral iPad star to fire his first salvo at the Corporation’s editorial choices, taking aim on Friday to criticise Auntie for running blackout tributes to the late Duke of Edinburgh. McCoy, who is renowned for his apathetic reportage on a generation of royal births, took to Twitter to complain about the saturation coverage, prompting a stand off with current BBC presenter Martine Croxall. Several commenters took issue with the news anchor’s apparent willingness to take a pop at

Watch: Simon McCoy’s greatest BBC hits

BBC’s grumpiest news presenter Simon McCoy today announced he’s leaving the corporation, the latest big name hire poached by start up channel GB News. McCoy, 59, leaves after 17 years at the Beeb, signing off this afternoon’s News at One with the words: ‘From me, it’s good afternoon – and goodbye.’ Mr S thought it only right to gather a round up of highlights from McCoy’s recent career, presenting to you below six of the best and starting with how he greeted Boris Johnson’s Talk Radio interview in July 2019 during the Tory leadership race: It came weeks after he was forced to read off an autocue for a segment about a dog-show