“It’s like learning Father Christmas isn’t real for the first time, isn’t it? I’m still in shock,” Robinson said during a discussion about the station’s long-running drama “The Archers.”
Unsurprisingly, his comment sparked outrage among Twitter users:
Although some of the comments appeared to be from genuinely upset parents or older siblings, there was also a fair amount of faux anger and humor.
Many people suggested that the BBC should issue a spoiler alert next time it decided to break such earth-shattering news.
Robinson took the ribbing in good nature, however, and later debunked his earlier claims on air before apologizing via Twitter for his “fake news.”