First it was Simon McCoy’s ream of paper, and now BBC Sport presenter Chris Mitchell has found an even more unconvincing substitute for an iPad: his hand.
After wrapping up his sports segment on Sports Today on the BBC news channel – which is presented from MediaCityUK – Mitchell pretended to tap on an imaginary iPad.
But it was clearly apparent that Mitchell had no such electonic device to press buttons on – and was instead merely tapping away on his bare hand.
Watch it below:
The bizarre moment has led to Mitchell becoming the butt of considerable ribbing on Twitter.
Yeah but for how long… what happens when people realise there IS a computer in my hand… https://t.co/jyChFmw7wg
— Chris Mitchell (@chrismbbcsport) August 1, 2015
It’s unclear though whether it quite rivals McCoy’s “papergate” for sheer strangeness…