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Video: Tipperary translator makes a comical debut on Chinese news broadcast

Published 10/07/2015 | 11:58

The Irish voice translated that of Thai artist Chalermchai Koisitpipat.
The Irish voice translated that of Thai artist Chalermchai Koisitpipat.

A thick Irish accent is said to be one of the world’s most attractive and has now even been chosen as an appropriate voice over for Chinese television.

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An Irish translator made his comical debut on Chinese television earlier this year during a news feature focused on Thai artist Chalermchai Koisitpipat.

Chinese broadcaster CCTV was covering a story that focused on Chalermchai’s disgust at the situation that greeted him in the toilets of a Thai temple which he designed. The feature was focused on Chinese tourists misbehaving.

Although the artist was speaking in Thai, his voice was dubbed over by the Irish man, who was translating him into English.

“When I opened the toilet door, oh my God, it was dirty all around. Someone had stuck filthy things to the wall,” the Irish man translated.

“The urinal was full and had not been flushed and had a roll of toilet paper placed inside it. My God I was so shocked as I had never seen this before,” he said.

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