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Mystery Man Is Unlikely TV Star

A mystery man has become a regular on Britain's news channels by wandering through dozens of live news broadcasts. The overweight interloper has gatecrashed some of the country's most important events, bobbing up behind news
PTI May 20, 2010 23:54 IST
PTI
A mystery man has become a regular on Britain's news channels by wandering through dozens of live news broadcasts.

The overweight interloper has gatecrashed some of the country's most important events, bobbing up behind news readers and joining in protests as history unfolds.



The balding man was first beamed into our living rooms in October last year. He popped up at BBC Television Centre as angry crowds gathered to demonstrate against Nick Griffin's appearance on Question Time.
As reporter Sue Turton talks to the audience the chubby chap stares straight over her shoulder and directly into the camera.

Since then the man has loitered in the background all over London.

Today he stood behind Derek Simpson, the joint general secretary of Unite, as he announced the union had won an appeal against an injunction banning BA cabin crew strikes.



He even posed next to demonstrators waving placards outside the High Court.

But the fame-hungry news hound got most coverage in the aftermath of the election. He could often be spotted lurking outside Tory or Lib Dems offices during the hours of continuous news coverage.



On May 10, the man was seen peeking out from behind Sky's Adam Boulton. The previous day Sky News also caught him outside the House of Commons.

He became such a familiar face that comedian Russell Howard picked up his bizarre antics and featured him on his weekly news show — Russell Howard's Good News.