We love Drake—from “Hold On, We’re Going Home” to Rihanna’s “What’s My Name,” so we don’t blame Jon Snow one bit for crushing on his music, too, and dancing to “Hotline Bling” on British television… and now internationally, via YouTube. Nope, not that Jon Snow (the Games of Thrones one didn’t rise from the dead… not yet, at least). Yes, the popular 68-year-old news presenter (read: TV anchor) grooved to “Hotline Bling” during the show The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year on Saturday night. For those of us who don’t live in England and don’t know British television news too well, Snow is super popular. (He joined Channel 4 News in 1989, but was renowned on British television before that, too, having joined ITN in 1976 and becoming a Washington Correspondent in 1984, reporting on things like Barack Obama’s inauguration.)
Yes, we’d love to see THAT Jon Snow grooving to Hotline Bling (a girl can dream), but Channel 4’s Jon Snow doing so was pretty spot on. Plus, he has quite the following himself, with 888,000 (!) Twitter followers. Even before Snow’s rendition of the song, the song’s been pretty ingrained in our musical vernacular and did win “Best Song of the Year” from MTV. (You may also remember Amy Vachal’s amazing rendition of it on The Voice this season, too.)
As for The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, it is televised in the last or first week of the year on the UK’s Channel 4. Three teams (two celebrities apiece) answer questions about events that have happened during the year. On Saturday night’s episode, Snow quizzed the teams on their song lyric knowledge. As the points were tallied, Snow started dancing.
Isn’t he the cutest?! This was amazing on several levels, from Snow’s sense of humor to watching him move to the suggestive lyrics: “You used to call me on my, you used to, you used to / You used to call me on my cell phone / Late night when you need my love / Call me on my cell phone…” Hence, when all was said and danced, we could see why this Jon Snow has so many fans.
Here were Snow’s thoughts on it.
And the Twitterverse is loving it, too. (And we don’t blame them!)
So, if you needed yet another reason for “Hotline Bling” to be on repeat in your head, now you’ve got it!