The unidentified announcer was on duty directing customers to the entrance of the Olympic Stadium ahead of Friday night’s spectacular Opening Ceremony – and displayed a dry wit as well as apparently a dry throat.

Her monotone drawl that was clearly popular with the folks filming her speech – and viewers on YouTube where she’s racked up thousands of views – “I’d miss the Olympics just to stand outside and talk to her…or just listen” said user tibertans.

“She’s hilarious! best of British humour,” comments AAgilly.

As the ever-so-slightly weary announcer says “My mouth is dry I need some water but I’m still talking because I’m that happy I’m going to overcome it – that’s my dedication I have for the role”

Check out the video below.