If you tuned into the BBC’s “Reporting Scotland” yesterday at just the right time, you’d be forgiven for thinking the news of the day was “Giant Spider invades Scotland.”
While anchor Graham Stewart was reading the morning headlines, a spider was suddenly spotted crawling in front of a live camera in the background of the newscast.
In fact, “spotted” may not be the right word, with the tiny insect appearing massive thanks to its close proximity on the camera lens.
The hungry arachnid scuttles quickly across the top of the shot, before devouring an insect in full view of the television audience.
But give credit to the BBC anchor – he doesn’t flinch throughout the unexpected guest appearance, continuing his news read as if nothing unusual were occurring.
This in contrast to Global’s own Kristi Gordon, who had a slightly different reaction when a spider invaded her camera shot last summer.
Kristi’s amusing reaction went viral and garnered millions of views on YouTube.
“All of a sudden, I was getting all these emails and phone calls – at that point I thought – it was pretty funny,” Gordon said of her unexpected fame after her reaction to the spider went viral.
In fairness to her, she has a fear of spiders, so it’s a bit like if a snake suddenly appeared on screen while Indiana Jones was reading the weather (there’s a gangbusters plot idea if ever there was one).
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