Ahh, weather presenters. Where would we be without them? Feckin’ soaking wet and freezing in nothing but a pair of shorts for the most part.
Joanna Donnelly is one such hero but last night she caused mass confusion with her RTÉ weather forecast sign-off:
I’m not poking fun just wondering why the Forecaster said goodnight Mary …is there a reason ? pic.twitter.com/TD6ob60Lot
— Eamonn Torsney (@thetorse) January 25, 2017
“Good night, Mary? Wha?” were the words uttered on couches up and down the country.
— Niamh Loftus (@niamhradio) January 25, 2017
The weather woman on RTE just said ‘goodnight Mary’ wtf
— 😮 (@nedwardoo7) January 25, 2017
Of course, there was a reasonable explanation as Joanna was merely paying tribute to American actress Mary Tyler Moore who passed away yeasterday.
After the broadcast, she took to Twitter to apparently clarify the situation:
RIP Mary Tyler Moore.
— Joanna Donnelly (@JoannaDonnellyL) January 25, 2017
Ahhhhhhh. NOW we get it.
Lovely call out to Mary Tyler Moore on the RTÉ weather tonight.
— Jennifer Davidson (@DavidsonJenn) January 25, 2017
— Clare Scanlan (@scanlan_clare) January 25, 2017
— ????️????jshannon????️???? (@jshannon) January 25, 2017
Joanna has previous for this as she paid tribute to legendary musician Prince after his sudden death last year: