Royal baby born but Twitter is more interested in insulting Kay Burley and Nicholas Witchell

The television presenters have been inundated with hate-filled tweets

Lizzie Dearden
Saturday 02 May 2015 13:29
Nicholas Witchell was reporting live from St Mary's Hospital
Nicholas Witchell was reporting live from St Mary's Hospital

As wall-to-wall coverage of the royal birth continues, Twitter seems far more interested in commenting on commentators Nicholas Witchell and Kay Burley.

The veteran presenters are reporting for the BBC and Sky News outside St Mary's Hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge had her second child earlier today.

Journalists and royal fans have been camped outside the Lindo Wing for weeks awaiting the birth, which was believed to be overdue.

Burley created a video of herself arriving shortly after 7am this morning, while Witchell has been a near-constant feature on the BBC News channel.

Burley live-streamed her own arrival at the hospital

“We’re having to fill the airtime while we await news of the birth later today,” he said on Saturday morning.

Their efforts have not been appreciated by all viewers, with some republicans bemoaning the extent of royal baby coverage on Twitter.

Witchell, who has been trending on the social network, was called a “horrible parody of a journalist” and a “sycophant” by some viewers.

Prince Charles famously called the BBC royal correspondent "so awful" during an interview in 2005, adding: "I can't bear that man."

Royal supporters celebrate outside St Mary's hospital in west London

Burley was also in line for some vitriol, being dubbed a “disaster”, although one national newspaper’s website drew up a list of “three reasons we love the Queen of Royal Baby News”.

“Shucks peeps,” she tweeted in thanks.

Here are some of the not-so-nice comments...

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