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Jeremy Vine Explains April Fool’s Day ‘Drone’ Prank As Angry Public Report Video

Broadcaster Jeremy Vine was forced to explain his April Fool’s drone joke posted Monday after angry social media users reported him to the authorities. Vine, who hosts shows on BBC Radio and Channel 5, posted a clip of him cycling

Jeremy Vine

Vine clarified that no real birds were injured in the making of his April Fool’s Day prank. (Screengrab via X)

Broadcaster Jeremy Vine was forced to explain his April Fool’s drone joke posted Monday after angry social media users reported him to the authorities.

Vine, who hosts shows on BBC Radio and Channel 5, posted a clip of him cycling through Kensington Gardens in London before a bird attacks his camera. The presenter claimed that he was trying out his new drone when “a hawk or red kite” smashed the £400 equipment “to bits.”

The joke didn’t go down quite as well as planned, however, as angry users rounded to hastily report him by tagging the Metropolitan Police Service, the Civil Aviation Authority and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Vine then had to intervene to explain that he hadn’t, in fact, used a drone at all but that the footage was shot on his Insta360 camera and that, shockingly, even the bird edited into the clip was a fake – as if it wasn’t obvious.

“I wasn’t ready for the level of flag-related anger,” he joked.

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