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Commentator’s hilarious penguin race call

Ladies and gentleman strap in, because BBC commentator Andrew Cotter is back with his latest hilarious announcing addition.Cotter has sent social media alight since the coronavirus pandemic hit with his commentary calls of his dogs doing simple every day routines.His two dogs Olive and Mabel have become stars of social media with multiple videos of…

Ladies and gentleman strap in, because BBC commentator Andrew Cotter is back with his latest hilarious announcing addition.

Cotter has sent social media alight since the coronavirus pandemic hit with his commentary calls of his dogs doing simple every day routines.

His two dogs Olive and Mabel have become stars of social media with multiple videos of the pair spreading like wildfire across the globe. The first video saw Cotter commentate the race between the pair as they woofed down their bowls of food.

Another clip showed Olive holding onto a chew toy with Mabel slowing biding her time before pouncing and stealing the toy away as Cotter counted down the final seconds of an epic contest.

Sports fans across the world have been searching far and wide for any semblance of action to sink their teeth into and Cotter has provided a hilarious outlet.

Now he’s back with his latest addition and this one hits close to home. Turning his eye to a tourist hotspot, Cotter threw his commentary behind the nightly waddle of the penguins of Phillip Island as they scurry out of the water and up to the sand dunes.

The video starts out with Cotter setting up the action ahead of the “little penguin sea to dune race” and then they’re off.

“There’s the defending champion wearing his familiar navy blue and white, great waddling style,” Cotter says over the top of the footage.

The penguins aren’t immune to a few potshots with one falling behind the pack and another later in the clip emerging from out of nowhere and dubbed a cheater.

“Another pre-race favourite losing touch with the pack, ah maybe that’s why … a few too many fish in the day’s feeding,” Cotter says.

“Some resorting to shortcuts, so sad that cheating has crept into this beautiful sport. The judges will have a look at that,” he later adds.

But it’s as the penguins make their way up the sand when the action intensifies and like any good commentator, Cotter acknowledges the moment and rises to the occasion as he ups his own game.

“Up at the front the pace is relentless, closing in on those sand dunes that will offer a bed for the night,” he says raising his voice.

“The fatigue starting to tell, who’s got the finishing kick. Up on the outside what a turn of pace from that one, whichever one it is, no answer from the rest and he takes victory, what a win.

“There we are, into the burrow building an extension with his winnings and back tomorrow to try and defend his title on Phillip Island.”

It may be seem like an odd fit with the BBC commentator calling a local Victorian tourist attraction, but the man himself says he loves this part of the world.

“I knew all about the penguins of Phillip Island before this and have visited Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road or Mornington Peninsula every year for the past 15 years,” Cotter said.

“I love it all down there so this was a natural fit.”

The daily parade of penguins, who waddle from the shoreline to their burrows, attracts thousands of visitors to Phillip Island Nature Park every year.

The park’s chief executive Catherine Basterfield said Cotter’s treatment would give the animals global exposure.

“The penguins are quite comfortable in front of an audience as they are used to doing their nightly waddle in front of visitors at the penguin parade, but this kind of global recognition goes above and beyond,” she said.

“The penguins never fail to entertain with their antics, and Andrew’s wonderful wit has captured this beautifully.”

– with wires.

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