Man in Covid hotspot of Thurrock gives hilarious response

‘I was meant to see the mother-in-law – it’s a right touch!’ Man in Covid hotspot of Thurrock gives hilarious response to BBC reporter after Christmas plans were cancelled

  • An unnamed man went viral after sharing his joy at cancelled Christmas plans
  • The ‘Essex geezer’ told a reporter he wouldn’t be seeing his mother-in-law
  • Twitter reacted with hysterics as others sympathised with the man’s situation 
  • Do you know the unnamed vox-popper? Email [email protected] 

A man went viral today after sharing his joy at Tier 4 forcing him to stay away from his mother-in-law for Christmas this year.

The man, whose name is unknown, was filmed during a vox-pop of the public in Thurrock, Essex, on BBC news last night.

He told the reporter: ‘It’s a bit of a touch really because I was meant to go to the mother-in-laws. But I ain’t got to go now so it’s a right touch. See you later.’

His face broke out into a grin as he revelled in his new Christmas plan to stay home amid a rapid rise in coronavirus cases.

The man (pictured), whose name is unknown, was filmed during a vox-pop of the public in Thurrock, Essex, on BBC news last night

Boris Johnson revealed swathes of London and the south east of England were going into a new tough set of restrictions during a press conference on Saturday night.

He said: ‘I know how much emotion people invest in this time of year, and how important it is, for instance, for grandparents to see their grandchildren, for families to be together.

‘So I know how disappointing this will be. But we have said throughout this pandemic that we must and we will be guided by the science.

‘When the science changes, we must change our response.’

His face broke out into a grin as he revelled in his new Christmas plan to stay home amid a rapid rise in coronavirus cases

The man gave the reporter a thumbs up as he headed on with his day after telling the news team ‘it’s a right touch’ to stay home for Christmas

But not everyone was disappointed by the news, as a vox pop of Londoners revealed last night.

Viewers took to social media to share their amusement at the man’s positive attitude towards a quieter Christmas.

One said: ‘I agree with him. I aint seen my mother n law since February. Result. Boris is doing a fab job. If we can make it to the summer that my family and I don’t have to see her till 2022, that would be top dollar.’

Viewers took to social media to share their amusement at the man’s positive attitude towards a quieter Christmas, while others were less than impressed with his attitude

Another added: ‘Bet he will get a clip when she sees this.’

One wrote: ‘I had an easier time understanding people in Scotland than this guy. Something about his mother in law???’ 

Another wrote: ‘Believe me, there are many up and down the country who are actually secretly relishing a quiet Christmas.’

One added: ‘Brilliant! … Once I understood what he said!’

Others were less than impressed, as one said: ‘How sad that so many will use Covid as a welcome excuse not to see elderly relatives. Who would want to be married to this charmer…’ 

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