BBC Meteorologist Matt Taylor had a fairly awkward moment during a recent broadcast when one of his anchors asked him if he was a Rick Astley fan.
😬 "Matt are you a @rickastley fan?" "Err not a massive one" 🙈 @MetMattTaylor doing the best guest introduction on… https://t.co/REhLCfqK3N— BBC Breakfast (@BBC Breakfast)1600761222.0
Apparently expecting some sort of trap, Taylor replied:
"Err, not a massive one."
It was only then he was informed Astley was on the line and waiting to be interviewed on the air. The anchor told him:
"That was the wrong thing to say. He's listening and he's coming up in just a moment."
Note to self ... Charlie isn’t always trying to make me do something silly, like sing, on air (hence my response)… https://t.co/U9oTeVn5J3— Matt Taylor (@Matt Taylor)1600761705.0
The clip quickly went viral thanks to Taylor's hilarious facial reaction to the news, as well as Astley's good-natured response.
"We can't rush it" @rickastley talks to #BBCBreakfast about the impact of the tighter restrictions on hospitality.… https://t.co/Db03Y0QsI7— BBC Breakfast (@BBC Breakfast)1600762613.0
Rick Astley for PM! https://t.co/8X2ixeVbsv— Patrick Kirby (@Patrick Kirby)1600770754.0
It's good to know Astley is still lightening the mood after years of "Rick-Rolling" people with his hit song "Never Gonna Give You Up."
Haaa! RICK ASTLEY! 😂🤡❤️💪🏿⚰️ https://t.co/6srHKjbR4H— Le Gateau Chocolat (@Le Gateau Chocolat)1600772530.0
@steveclarkuk @rickastley He (RA) seems like a lovely chap.— Leila (@Leila)1600777761.0
Of course, the video's major draw was the live broadcast of Taylor dying inside.
@steveclarkuk @rickastley Matts face was a picture 🤣🤣— Claire Proudler (@Claire Proudler)1600778057.0
@steveclarkuk @BeingBoycie @rickastley HIS FACE HAHAHAHAHA— LilNardoDaVinci (@LilNardoDaVinci)1600778689.0
On the air, the BBC anchor gave Taylor a second chance to answer whether he was an Astley fan, and this time Taylor got it right!
"Love Rick Astley. Best! Grew up with him!"
@steveclarkuk @rickastley Someone needs to Rick roll him now with his next weather map— Blowpobbs (@Blowpobbs)1600776430.0
@steveclarkuk @davyjo2222 @rickastley My god, Rick Astley hasn't aged or changed at all. He must have a portrait in the attic.— AvifaunaLux (@AvifaunaLux)1600796223.0
Many people's mornings were significantly brightened by the awkward but wholesome exchange.
@simesa He's fooling no one. He's never gonna give him up.— David Brunt (@David Brunt)1600768114.0
@simesa Love RA's reaction though geniune laughter. Brightened up my morning, thanks for sharing.— Rebecca Emin (@Rebecca Emin)1600769286.0
Taylor should have remembered the first lesson of the internet: Rick Astley could appear at any moment. One must always be prepared!