BBC News hosts rushed through London by police car after studio failure

Ben Arnold
Fiona Bruce and Mark Easton (Credit: Twitter)

BBC News hosts Fiona Bruce and Mark Easton were whisked through London in a police car yesterday, in an effort to keep the news on air following a studio failure.

The broadcaster’s news channel, based at Broadcasting House, went down just after 3pm, meaning that Bruce and Easton had to scramble to the BBC’s studio on Millbank in order to make the 6pm bulletin.

Home editor Easton tweeted the drama first from the back of a cab, and then from a police car.

News bosses were even forced to repeat a news bulletin from earlier in the day, in order to bridge the gap while the problem was solved.

A spokesperson for the BBC told the Daily Mirror: “Due to a technical issue we’re currently running recorded programming on our live news channels. We’re working hard to resolve this as quickly as possible.

“The BBC News website is operating normally.”

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