My New Hero!

This just made my day: Moments before a scheduled on-air interview last week, a harried producer ran to the BBC’s reception area to grab the interviewee and whisk him into the studio. Problem was, they didn’t grab the expert — they grabbed his cab driver, who happens to have a limited command of English. As the Daily Mail reports:

Baffled, but compliant, the driver was fitted with a microphone and allowed himself to be marched in to the studio. Cameras rolled, and he was quizzed live on air by consumer affairs correspondent Karen Bowerman – who missed the cabbie’s panic-stricken expression when he realised he was being interviewed.

Watch the video — it’s hilarious. What I love — besides the way this winsome chap gamely tries to play along — is that, compared to other talking heads on television, he’s not all that bad! I mean, who cares if he doesn’t make any sense? I think he should consider a second career as a television commentator on a variety of subjects.

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