French fisherman who was interviewed shirtless on national TV sends pulse racing

All we need for Christmas is a hot French man talking about scallops and oysters while completely shirtless. 

Twitter suddenly became very interested in sustainable fishing in France after national broadcaster France 2 aired an interview with a fisherman named Tomy who flaunted his toned physique in front of the camera. 

London-based French journalist Marie Le Conte shared a clip of the interview on the social media platform, where Britons were introduced to Tomy’s scallops and ‘mussels.’

In the segment, Tomy, who explained he has to be shirtless because he spends most of his time picking oysters, mussels and scallops, with water up to his shoulders.

Newfound fishing fans were quick to comment on the fisherman’s good looks, with some joking they would not mind if he fished in their waters, in cheeky reference to the current Brexit talks.

Frenchman Tomy, who fishes scallops sustainably, sent hearts racing after he appeared shirtless on national TV during public service channel France 2's lunchtime news

Frenchman Tomy, who fishes scallops sustainably, sent hearts racing after he appeared shirtless on national TV during public service channel France 2’s lunchtime news

‘Feel like a lot of you could do with this video of a beautiful topless French man lovingly talking about the seafood he sustainably catches by hand,’ Le Conte wrote on Twitter, re-tweeting France 2’s video. 

The segment first aired during the channel’s lunchtime news programme before it was shared online. 

It started with a shirtless Tomy hauling boxes filled with fresh scallops, explaining he had hand-picked them. 

When asked how he could be shirtless at 8am, working in a warehouse when it was 8 degrees celsius outside, Tomy shrugged and said, in French: ‘Well I don’t really have a choice, I spend most of the day arms in the water, up to the shoulders.’ 

The fisherman explained that he dives to hand pick all the seafood he sells, such as oysters and mussels

The fisherman explained that he dives to hand pick all the seafood he sells, such as oysters and mussels

The sustainable fisherman explained he dives with an oxygen tank to select the scallops he wants, without using nets or other mass-fishing instruments, in order to be more sustainable. 

But Twitter user who stumbled on Tomy’s good looks were more interested in his attire – or lack thereof – than his message.   

‘I feel like my timeline is always much improved by beautiful, topless French fishermen,’ another wrote. 

‘Excusez moi while I single handedly revive the people’s vote,’ one joked. 

Scallops and mussels! Tomy explained he has to work topless because he spend most of his day up to his shoulders in water while fishing

Scallops and mussels! Tomy explained he has to work topless because he spend most of his day up to his shoulders in water while fishing 

‘He can fish in my waters,’ one said, in reference to the current talks between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union ahead of Brexit regarding fishing right. 

‘Is he in the ongoing negotiations?’ one asked of Tomy the fisherman.

‘Does he explain why he doesn’t wear a top? I’m not complaining, just curious,’ one asked. 

Newfound fishing enthusiasts were quick to comment on the Frenchman's good looks, cracking jokes about the EU Brexit deal negotiations which are currently still ungoing

Newfound fishing enthusiasts were quick to comment on the Frenchman’s good looks, cracking jokes about the EU Brexit deal negotiations which are currently still ungoing

One person replied: ‘If you encourage him to consider the question, he might put a top on. This would be a net loss. (That wasn’t even meant to be a pun. I’m distracted.)’ 

‘My wife has suddenly become interested in sustainable French fishing,’ one husband joked. 

‘I didn’t know that I needed a beautiful topless French fisherman, but here we are. Thank you for your service,’ said another. 

‘Bonjour, je viens pêcher des coquilles avec vous,’ one said in French, meaning ‘Hello, I’m coming to fish scallops with you.’

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