I've seen this happening more and more at the BBC and it's a sad reflection of the quality of writing here.
Why does the headline contain the word "literally" in it? They keep using it like so many others when explaining something and trying to make it sound cooler through exaggerated wording. The entire headline is fine (and sounds like it's been written by a grown-up) if you just leave the word "literally" out of it.
Don't get me wrong... hyperbole is often used in headlines but throwing in the word "literally" looks utterly pathetic and worthy of some pathetic teenagers trying to boast about something on Twitter or Instagram.