Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is no match for Liam Dutton. Some weathermen might shy away from the 58-letter Welsh village name, but Dutton took it on with gusto — and nailed it.
Video of the UK meteorologist effortlessly pronouncing the seemingly unpronounceable town went viral this week after Channel 4 News' Sept. 8 forecast. In the clip, the word practically rolls off Dutton's tongue as he notes the warm weather in Wales.
"Now today we had a big contrast in temperature across the UK — just 12 degrees in the coastal parts of Eastern England, with cloudy skies. But in the sunshine, in Northwest Wales...just up the road from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, the temperature got to 21 Celsius," he said, never missing a beat.
The video, which Dutton shared on his Facebook page, has gotten more than 5 million views on the social media site, plus 2 million on YouTube, in just two days. "It had to be done!" he captioned the clip.
Later, on Sept. 10, he shared a screenshot of the video on Catherine Zeta-Jones' page. The Welsh actress, 45, had posted the clip from the UK's Telegraph a few hours earlier, and commended Dutton on his pronunciation.
"Amazing job!!" she wrote. "Some of those Welsh names are tricky!"
Watch the video above to find out how to pronounce Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch! Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics, and more delivered straight to your inbox!