Sunday 19 November 2017

Vine: 'Cool as a cucumber' BBC journalist pelted with snowball live on TV

Credit: Twitter/@suttonnick
Credit: Twitter/@suttonnick

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A TV journalist has been described as being as "cool as a cucumber" for carrying on without flinching when he was the victim of a snowball attack while live on a major news channel.

BBC South Today political editor Peter Henley was reporting live for the BBC News channel on the forthcoming election in Eastleigh, Hampshire, when a passer-by took aim and threw a snowball at him.

But the experienced reporter, who has worked for the BBC for more than 20 years, carried on regardless.

Posting a vine video of the incident on Twitter, Radio 4 journalist Nick Sutton wrote: "Well done @BBCPeterH. He didn't even flinch as he was snowballed live on BBC News Channel."

Mr Henley responded on Twitter: "Too many layers to realise what happened" and added: "Think he let me off really."

His colleague Laura Trant posted: "Yep - that's my colleague @BBCPeterH "cool as a cucumber!"

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