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Dad from viral BBC interview shares adorable Christmas message from his family

‘To all the people who follow me because of the video or my children, thank you.’

Sabrina Barr
Sunday 24 December 2017 13:42 GMT
BBC interviewee's kids burst into room during live Skype interview about South Korea

The dad whose BBC interview went viral has shared an adorable Christmas message with his wife and two children.

When Professor Robert Kelly was interviewed by the BBC about South Korea in March this year, he wasn’t expecting to find fame as an internet celebrity.

While the political analyst was speaking over Skype, Kelly’s daughter can be seen making an energetic entrance in the background, followed by her younger baby brother in his walker.

Kelly kept his composure throughout and carried on with the interview, even when his wife burst in the room to retrieve their children.

The family, who are based in South Korea, have since become internet sensations.

The original video currently has over 25 million views on YouTube.

Kelly has since gained a lot more followers on Twitter as a result of his newfound fame.

With that in mind, he decided to spread some Christmas cheer by posting a sweet photo of him and his family dressed up for the festive occasion.

“Merry Christmas,” he tweeted. “To all the people who follow me because of the video or my children, thank you.

“We are flattered by your kindness.”

Many of his followers expressed how cute they thought his family was, with some admitting that they began following Kelly on Twitter due to the viral video but have carried on due to his fascinating political views.

Katie Mack, an astrophysicist, wrote: “I follow for the political insight but the video is how I found you.

“I hope you and your family have a lovely holiday!"

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