If reporting was an Olympic sport, then Dan Walker is at least a two-time gold medallist.
First, the BBC journalist encountered a bachelorette party while reporting from Rio's Copacabana beach earlier this week. He was so cool, so gosh darn slick, that the bride-to-be and her squad broke into a "BBC! BBC!" chant.
This is a journalist who knows how to steer the conversation. (via BBC Sport/YouTube)
Thursday evening was Walker's second gold medal journalism performance. He was reporting live while a couple behind him on the beach was, well, being a couple on the beach.
Watch the video embedded above
"For those asking what's going on in the background on social media now, we're not going to zoom in. But rest assured, it's not, it's not that," he says.
"It's just a hug. There's a bit of..they're reading a book. Apparently they are reading a book. They're reading a book in a strange pose."
Just for clarification... they were reading a book!!! That couple were definitely reading a book 😂😂😂 #Copacanoodle— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) August 18, 2016
They were reading a book! You heard the man!
"It's merely a book. We'll find out what the book is, maybe, a little bit later on," Walker adds in the video.
"We're not going to go any closer than that. Some live basketball for you."
It's live TV. Anything can happen! 😂 https://t.co/1bqccKLhDy— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) August 18, 2016
Some live basketball for you. Now that is a segue, folks!
Congratulations to Dan Walker on his incredibly successful coverage of the Rio Olympics.
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