Shocked BBC viewers were distracted tonight while watching the news – as the anchor could clearly be seen wearing shorts under his desk in a wide camera shot.
Going to extraordinary lengths to cool down, anchorman Shaun Ley was caught reading the news in shorts and trainers as the camera panned across the studio.
On top, he still cut a very professional figure in his smart jacket and tie, suggesting he very much hoped the rest of his outfit was hidden.
The 51-year-old was presenting the late-night news on Wednesday – the hottest day of the year so far.
Eagle-eyed viewers were left trying to contain their laughter after spotting his bare legs.
One wrote: “Is BBC news reader Shaun Ley keeping his cool by wearing shorts? And if so, were viewers meant to find out? #bbcnews”
A second added: “Shaun Ley on the BBC is wearing shorts and trainers under his suit rn LOOOOOOOOL the cameraman accidentally panned past his desk from the side.”
And a third added: “Wow. The BBC’s clothing allowance has clearly taken a hit. Late-night presenter Shaun Ley appears to be wearing shorts. What next? Fiona Bruce doing question time in a bikini? Harumph. Harumph”
Shaun Ley was discussing the very serious situation of Israel’s political turmoil and telling viewers about updated travel rules under coronavirus restrictions.
Shaun, 51, was still in casual attire for the midnight bulletin.