14 Mar '18, 11am

'BBC Dad' changes Skype interview background; sends Twitter into a frenzy

The famed "BBC Dad" who became a social media phenomenon last year when his children hilariously walked into his live Skype interview with BBC News has sparked another frenzy online. This time, it is not because his young daughter barged into the room, but because viewers were concerned that she may not be able to unceremoniously interrupt him again. After Professor Robert Kelly of Pusan National University in South Korea went on air to give his expert take on the developments in North Korea last Friday (March 9), Twitter users noticed a significant difference in his video-call setup. Instead of the home office background that many social media users were used to, including piles of books, a world map and the infamously unlocked door, the political science professor appeared on BBC News against a window and chest of drawers. Last year, Prof Kelly and his family went viral ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/bbc-dad-change...

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