After 21 years at the BBC, reporter signs off final broadcast with an Anchorman quote

On Sunday, December 19th, Andrew Marr signed off for the last time.

"I had been wondering how to close this final show but I can't do better than quoting my great mentor: you stay classy, San Diego."

Andrew Marr

If you haven't seen Anchorman (in a while), the two-minute scene containing the golden line is here.

The 62-year-old reporter was born in Scotland, studied English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and worked in print journalism for nearly two decades before starting a broadcast career at the BBC. Earlier in 2021, he revealed how hard it was for him to remain impartial when discussing politics, saying "I think it will be very, very hard for people like me to carry on being completely neutral and completely sotto voce all the way through that."