BBC viewers troll broadcaster for sending reporter into Storm Arwen during red warning
'Someone give this reporter a cup of tea.'
People have been left in shock and admiration for a BBC reporter who delivered a report on the extreme weather caused by Storm Arwen... whilst standing in Storm Arwen.
Arwen has been battering the country over the weekend, leading to the Met Office issuing a red warning for some parts of the UK, meaning that the weather poses a risk to life. Tragically, three people have lost their lives as a result of the weather
But BBC reporter Lorna Gordon braved the elements, delivering a dramatic piece to camera for the broadcaster in the torrential rain and ferocious winds.
She was clearly battling against the conditions and struggling to be heard over the gale-force winds.
This led some to question whether it was really necessary for the BBC to send Gordon up to Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire to report on the storm.
— @🆂🅷🅰🅺🅴🆈1️⃣8️⃣ (@shakey18) November 26, 2021
One wrote: "Is it really necessary @BBCNews for Lorna Gordon to be broadcasting live from the middle of a storm? We will believe it’s stormy, honestly, just tell us."
Another said: "Seriously @bbc why have you got Lorna Gordon in Stonehaven in the middle of a storm. Especially at the harbour. Negligent behaviour!"
— Stewart Regan (@StewartMRegan) November 26, 2021
Others couldn't help poking fun at the reporter and her heroic efforts.
— James (@jamesgunnwrites) November 26, 2021
— jasp (@jgravesjg) November 26, 2021
🚨Red weather warning. Don’t travel.
BBC: I want Lorna Gordon on the ground reporting live from Stonehaven as she is getting blown doon tae Glesga! pic.twitter.com/wL42GNCiGk
— Lorna Finn 🏳️🌈🏴 (@LornaFinn) November 26, 2021
Meanwhile TV critic Scott Bryan echoed a lot of people's sympathy for Gordon, simply tweeting: "Someone give this reporter a cup of tea."
Someone give this reporter a cup of tea. pic.twitter.com/MVk9k5RtsA
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) November 27, 2021
Total commitment to the job. Let's hope she did indeed get a well-earned cuppa after that, and found someone a bit warmer and drier.
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