A woman has been slammed on social media for pushing a woman out of the way on live TV to get in front of the camera filming New Year’s Eve celebrations in Scotland.
Sky News reporter James Matthews – who must have drawn the short straw – was sent out to cover Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations last night, and one woman was seemingly determined to get her face on telly.
In the clip, which went out live, Matthews was chatting to a man about the firework display when seemingly out of nowhere a blond woman appears and pushes the fella out of the way before flicking the Vs to the camera and putting up her middle finger.
The reporter moves on a bit and begins to speak to a woman, but the blond woman leans over and places her hand over the woman’s face and pushes her back, saying: “Nah, she’s boring – talk to me.”
But Matthews chooses not to and moves forwards towards another a group who are out celebrating.
As the woman who was pushed get back into shot, she doesn’t appear to be angry looks to be smiling and laughing.
After the report went out some viewers took to Twitter to condemn the woman’s behaviour, with one person posting: “Did anyone else see that blonde, rude a woman on Sky News at the NYE celebrations in Edinburgh? That poor couple.”
While another posted: “Totally agree what an absolute disgrace, so rude!! What a way to start 2020 to that blonde girl, she’ll be regretting that in the morning!”
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party welcomed 75,000 people, where Mark Ronson headlined, and a huge firework display went off over Edinburgh Castle.
A variety of live acts and street performers also entertained the crowds for more than five hours, showing that no one does New Year’s Eve quite like our pals in Scotland.
Speaking ahead of his performance, Ronson told Edinburgh Evening News: “I have been working on New Year’s Eve probably 90 per cent of my adult life. Edinburgh is right up there, party-wise, and in terms of the whole city coming together and the spirit of the event.
“My mother’s mother is from Edinburgh, so I’ve always known what a big deal Hogmanay is in Scotland. New Year’s Eve anywhere is a party, but it’s especially so in Edinburgh.”