May 8, 2021

14 of the most spectacularly awkward live British TV moments of 2015

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Live_TV_bloopers_Britain_2015By Sam Haysom From Mashable

LONDON — If unpredictable outbursts and crippling awkwardness are your bag, live television is much the gift that keeps on giving.

See also: 21 laugh-out-loud tweets about daily British life that won 2015

2015 was a stellar year for live television bloopers on British TV. From sweary robots to imaginary iPads, we’ve rounded up 14 of the most memorable moments…

1. The BBC presenter caught brushing her hair.

She handled the whole thing like a complete professional, though.

2. This interview with a 4-year-old boy.

Four-year-old Harry steals the show on BBC Breakfast

Four-year-old Harry got rather excited when he and his mum appeared live on BBC Breakfast to discuss organ donation.He had a liver transplant two days before his first birthday, but now needs a new liver.Harry couldn’t stop laughing when his mum Clare was speaking, and then he started running around the set until presenters Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin decided to cut short the interview.

Posted by Newsbeat on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The interview had to be cut short after Harry started charging around the studio, laughing wildly.

3. This robot, which said “fuck you” to two BBC presenters (sort of).

Turns out hard-to-hear robots make terrible live TV guests.

4. The presenter who completely lost it after spotting a whale.

During a live broadcast for Big Blue Live, the BBC’s Steve Backshall caught sight of a blue whale and immediately abandoned the interview.

5. And the whale that decided to troll a presenter during his moan about not seeing any whales.

The whale’s comic timing is absolutely spot on.

6. This angry politician, who heckled a presenter before storming off.

Labour MP Dennis Skinner didn’t take too kindly to a comment from the BBC’s Emily Maitlis. The fact that she was in the middle of a live piece-to-camera didn’t stop him from making his feelings known, either.

7. This voiceover man’s awkward ringtone moment.

If you’re doing a live BBC voiceover, it’s always best to put your mobile on silent.
8. That time Bill Turnbull said something he shouldn’t have.

Dropping the C-bomb live on BBC Breakfast is never a great way to start the morning.

9. And that time Norman Smith made a similarly cringy slip.

The BBC’s Norman Smith got his words muddled during a report on UKIP’s Nigel Farage.

10. Phillip Schofield’s reaction to a guest accidentally saying “blow job” during an interview.

The ITV presenter struggled to hold it together during an episode of This Morning, after guest Lynda La Plante said “blow job” instead of “blow dry”.

11. The guy who got caught pretending to use an iPad.

There’s a lesson here: if you’re not sure what to do with your hands during the end of a report, don’t bring out your imaginary iPad. You might not think people will notice it isn’t real, but they will.

12. This Scottish politician, who forgot she was on live TV and asked to re-do a fluffed answer.

So much awkwardness.

13. This Craig-related mix-up.

Twitter certainly enjoyed the BBC’s Naga Munchetty getting her Craigs wrong in a report about Spectre.

14. And finally, this Ron Burgundy-style autocue slip.

The BBC presenter took his autocue a little too literally, then carried on as if nothing had happened.

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