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GrumpyExpat immediately hit back: “I’m in the ‘bore’ camp… just looks like you’ve cycled in and forgot to pack your shoes.”
However, @drw12 defended: “Gone, I hope, are the days when we would insist on weather forecasters trussed up in suits and ties.
“As long as the forecasts are accurate and easy to understand, I don’t care what people wear… but you’re always on point with your outfits.”
Naturally, during the pandemic, many office workers would have related to Tomasz’s predicament, with some having conducted Zoom meetings at home while secretly in pyjama shorts or tracksuits.
Yet the BBC is held to a high sartorial standard by some exacting viewers, who declared Tomasz “unprofessional”.
@ValerieElson exclaimed: “What is this outbreak of trainers amongst presenters on the BBC News? Do you all go running after the broadcast?”
Hardly skipping a beat, Tomasz joked back: “Yeh! 100%. My desk is in Oxford St but the weather map is in Shepherd’s Bush.
“I have to run between the two 16 times a day! Only way to stay trim.”
Kay Burley of Sky News also appeared on air in trainers earlier in the year, although in her case, she clarified it was due to breaking her foot.