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Kay Burley spent the morning reporting on, essentially - nothing. People were mesmerised

If you were in London this morning, you were probably interviewed by Kay.


But … Kay Burley on the television?

That can only ever mean one thing…

Something newsworthy, but not particularly important or serious must have happened.

Ah – that’s it.

Royal baby time.

In case you hadn’t heard – the former Kate Middleton (current Duchess of Cambridge) has been expecting a little brother or sister for Prince George.


Not that Prince George… Never mind.


The one bit of news to report first thing this morning was that Kate had been admitted to hospital in London, and that everything was going well.

That was it.

For hours and hours

Until news of the royal birth was confirmed, shortly after 11am.

Of course that didn’t stop Kay Burley from generating an entire morning of (pretty-much non-stop) rolling coverage, from outside the hospital.

After being deprived of her weekend lie-in, Kay rushed to the scene to spend a breathless few hours talking to… well, other reporters, photographers, ‘royal watchers’, commentators, bookies, and, eventually, just passers-by.

“It’s a bit early to be live on Sky News Kay,” one photographer, reluctant to appear but given no choice in the matter, told the determined presenter.

The coverage didn’t amount to much – in that, well, we learned NOTHING.

But still – people were glued…

Over on the BBC, Nicholas Witchell was helming the coverage…

The veteran Beeb correspondent’s lengthy reports from the hospital generated quite a bit of interest too…

The morning, however, belonged to Kay – as she excitedly jumped on every shred of news, gave a running commentary on the arrival of other members of the fourth estate, and, eventually, spent minutes of screen time interviewing people possessing only a passing familiarity with the English language.

Not everyone, it should be noted, particularly enjoyed it…

At 11.09 – finally a breakthrough…

Source: Jeff Smith/YouTube

Still – there’s no sign of her going home anytime soon…

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