As perhaps the BBC’s best-known news presenter, he’s supposed to exhibit absolutely no bias.
But keen observers of Huw Edwards have noticed that he definitely leans to the right – and he does it so often that they’ve set up a Twitter page gently taking the mickey out of the 56-year-old star.
The newsman routinely opens the flagship News At Ten bulletin with his left arm extended across the desk – resulting in a distinct tilt to his right.
Keen observers of Huw Edwards (pictured) have noticed that he leans to the right on the news
The Twitter site, cheekily dubbed Huws At Ten, now boasts more than 6,200 followers, including the newsreader himself.
It features a string of doctored snaps of Huw in his opening pose, one depicting him as a camouflage-clad soldier and others showing him as a curler and a Glastonbury performer.
Huw told The Mail on Sunday: ‘The truth is that I hadn’t deliberately chosen this stance, it was simply the way I felt most comfortable.
‘The site was started by two guys, one a BBC colleague, who noticed that I always started with the same pose at the beginning of News At Ten.
The newsman routinely opens the flagship News At Ten bulletin with his left arm extended across the desk – resulting in a distinct tilt to his right
There have been many theories and one media guru even said I was spreading over the desk to emphasise my ownership of it.’
As the site’s popularity grew, the father-of-five teased his own 60,000 Twitter followers that he would one evening alter the pose and stretch out his right arm.
When he did, fans were horrified by the ‘cataclysmic’ switch. One wrote: ‘Quite clearly this is Huw’s evil twin, Edward Hughes.’
Another commented: ‘Elon Musk has obviously built his first humanoid robot. What did he do with the real Huw Edwards?’
He does it so often that they’ve set up a Twitter page gently taking the mickey out of the 56-year-old star
Given the strength of feeling, Huw now feels trapped. ‘It’s become impossible to adjust it without causing comment, or even alarm,’ he said.
‘Some people think a different pose is a kind of secret signal that something’s brewing.
‘Last Christmas, I warned people on social media that I would change it that night.
‘I simply changed sides, hardly an act of radical rebellion, but you’d have thought the world had come to an end.’