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21st Aug 2015

Watch BBC announcer crash and burn after mobile phone f**k-up live on air (Video)

It happens to the best of us...

Ben Kenyon

The BBC is a well-oiled, slick operation…well, 99% of the time.

But when this veneer of unimpeachable respectability slips for a second, it’s highly entertaining.

Who could forget the time weatherman Tomasz Shafernaker was filmed giving the middle finger to one of the presenters, or when dependable Bill Turnbull dropped the C-bomb on breakfast news? Classic television.

But it was one of the BBC programme announcers’ turn to make a balls-up…right before the hugely popular Great British Bake Off.

His phone goes off mid-flow and everyone can hear it except him; when he does finally clock on, it stops his intro in its tracks.

Still, at least he didn’t say f**k or bugger.

H/T i100