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12 times Irish newsreaders were unintentionally the best thing on TV


1. Irish journalist Nick Sheridan provided one of the TV moments of the year when he got the giggles while reading out a particularly amusing Scottish news story – and it’s just a beautiful thing to watch

He joins some illustrious company in turning the news into an unexpected comedy extravaganza.

2. Like when Dobbo tried to make a joke about the England rugby team and… it didn’t come off

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3. You have Sharon Ní Bheoláin revealing that she wasn’t a fan of modern dance with this facial expression

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4. Newsreaders can’t even do their job without someone horsing into a 99 in the background

5. The peak of Irish newsreader comedy is of course The Master himself: Aengus Mac Grianna

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6. Who takes the little mistakes in his stride and comes out smiling

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7. Miriam O’Callaghan shutting down this man from counting along with her will forever be iconic

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Thug Life.

8. “OK, let’s just read the weather bulletin here OH MY GOD WHY IS THERE A DONKEY BEHIND ME?”

9. Sometimes the content itself is beyond parody

10. And thanks to the nature of Irish news – you can often be doing a report as an animal nibbles on your arm

geroge1 RTÉ RTÉ

11. Sharon <3

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12. And finally… TV3′s resident weatherman Deric Hartigan made the early morning weather so much more enjoyable when this happened / YouTube

It’s all better than the actual news in 2017, let’s be honest.

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