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Irish newsreader struggles with the giggles

An Irish newsreader has become an online hit after he struggled to suppress his laughter when reading a story about a nude pensioner who went on a rampage.

Nick Sheridan, from Wexford, is a former RTÉ2 broadcaster and is now working for Scottish TV channel STV2.

Irish newsreader struggles with the giggles

He was visibly tickled when he saw what was coming on the autocue, and struggled to keep his composure as he read “a nude pensioner terrorised guests and staff at a luxury resort hotel by brandishing scissors during a drunken rampage”.

Sheridan struggled to get to the end of the bulletin without completely losing it, and suffered a momentary lapse in professionalism.

Thankfully, his employers at STV2 also saw the funny side and posted the video on their Twitter page with the caption: “With local news stories like this, sometimes it’s hard to keep a straight face.”

The post has since received numerous likes and shares as it spreads across social media. Take a look for yourself.


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