No, BBC reporter Dan Walker wants to assure you, the man and woman behind him during a live report from the Rio Olympics was not, in fact, having sex on the beach.
“Just for clarification,” he said on Twitter, “they were reading a book!!! That couple were definitely reading a book.”
Well, that’s not how it played back home in the U.K., where viewers had their money on beach “shagging” as they say.
There appears to be a couple potentially shagging on Copacabana beach behind Dan Walker’s head.
— Gaz Shaw (@gazshaw) August 18, 2016
The social media reaction was so swift, Walker addressed it on air, saying “we’re not going to zoom in, but rest assured it’s not ‘that’, it’s just a hug … they’re reading a book … they are reading a book in a strange pose.”
“It’s merely a book. We’ll find out what the book is … maybe.. a little bit later on.”