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15/04/2020 16:35 BST | Updated 15/04/2020 16:44 BST

This BBC Weather Presenter's Drum Solo To The News Theme Is One Of The Most Unexpected Lockdown Moments Yet

What a current affairs banger.

We’re sadly hearing the BBC News theme more than ever at the moment, but we guarantee you’ve never heard it like this before. 

A weather forecaster for the BBC has given the familiar tune a makeover after getting bored in lockdown, which has gone viral online.

BBC North West’s Owain Wyn Evans posted a video of himself dashing to his drum kit after he finished presenting his forecast from home, so he could play along to the closing music.

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BBC News drummer Owain Wyn Evans

He tweeted: “When they said try working from home I didn’t realise they’d expect me to do the music too.”

It wasn’t long before his employers got wind of the video and invited him on the BBC News channel for a special live rendition.

Owain said: “We are all trying to find ways of keeping our spirits up during this difficult time of lockdown, and it is great that this has proved such a hit.

“It started out as a fun idea and has really caught on.

“The tune itself is obviously a bit of a banger anyway, and I knew it would sound brilliant on the drums.”

Of course, he’s not the only one who has been getting creative with the BBC News theme during lockdown. 

Last mont, TikTok user Rachel Leary became a viral sensation when she posted a video of herself performing a fake DJ set to the current affairs banger.

Keep up the excellent work, guys. 

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