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Weatherman generates online storm by drumming along to the BBC News theme

Owain Wyn Evans (BBC/PA)
Owain Wyn Evans (BBC/PA)

A weatherman has recorded himself playing along to the BBC News theme music on drums moments after he broadcast a weather report from home.

BBC North West’s Owain Wyn Evans shared footage of himself dashing to his drum kit after finishing his segment so he could play along to the closing music.

He tweeted: “When they said try working from home I didn’t realise they’d expect me to do the music too.”

In the video, he tells viewers: “That’s the forecast, stay safe and I’ll see you soon.”

In the next shot he is then playing vigorously along to the famous theme while wearing his usual dapper three-piece suit.

After the video was widely shared, Wyn Evans said: “We are all trying to find ways of keeping our spirits up during this difficult time of lockdown, and it is great that this has proved such a hit.

“It started out as a fun idea and has really caught on.

“The tune itself is obviously a bit of a banger anyway, and I knew it would sound brilliant on the drums.”

Wyn Evans started learning the instrument when he was eight and was a semi-professional drummer before he decided to go into weather presenting.

(BBC/PA)

Wyn Evans’ drumming was met with amusement and praise by viewers and fellow presenters.

Channel 4 weather host Liam Dutton responded: “This is ace!”

And one social media user commented: “They need to replace the usual music with your performance permanently.

“That was fantastic!”

The clip has been viewed more than 500,000 times on Twitter.

The weatherman had previously attracted attention on social media when in 2017 to mark International Drag Day he created a Ru Paul’s Drag Race-themed weather forecast.

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