BBC Newsnight presenter finishes Halloween show by dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller 7 years ago

BBC Newsnight presenter finishes Halloween show by dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller

"It's close to midnight, something evil's lurkin' in the dark..."

Kirsty Wark, the normally reserved journalist and BBC presenter, last night celebrated the Halloween edition of Newsnight in her very own spook-tacular way.

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As she wrapped up the broadcast, which normally deals with scaring the pants off petrified politicians, dry ice began to roll across the studio floor, a graveyard appeared in the background and the iconic Michael Jackson music kicked in. A troupe of blood-splattered Zombies swarmed the stony-faced Wark, who subsequently joined in and nailed the now infamous ‘Thriller’ dance.

Presumably the backing dancers were simply told to "Wark this way."

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The BBC production also went down The Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror route as the show’s editor Ian Katz was re-christened Ian 'Batz' in the closing credits.

Fair play to all involved or, as fellow news anchor Ron Burgundy would say, "super duper! That's nice! Way to go! Neato!"

And here's MJ showing us how it's really done:

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