BBC News presenter Ben Brown has apologised after he was caught yawning live on air in a brilliant bit of live TV gone wrong.
During Sunday afternoon's broadcast (December 20), the newsreader could be seen failing to stifle a huge yawn as the camera unexpectedly cut to him during a news package – with a clip of the moment being shared on social media by amused viewers.
Posting to Twitter himself, Ben saw the funny side of things and explained his side of the story.
"Apologies for this dear viewers - I was at the end of a long shift after a 5am start when the director cut to me by mistake," he wrote.
"The perils of live TV!"
The hilarious moment was followed by a wave of supportive tweets from sympathetic fans, who sprang to Ben's defence.
"We as viewers, often forget that presenters like Ben are human and just the same as us, but on the telly," said one viewer.
Apologies for this dear viewers - I was at the end of a long shift after a 5am start when the director cut to me by mistake. The perils of live TV! https://t.co/hBp36V7JIQ
— Ben Brown (@BenBrownBBC) December 20, 2020
"Beautiful recovery," said another, while someone else joked: "Basically all of us right now."
While the moment might not trump this US TV reporter sneaking Hamilton lyrics into his broadcast or weather presenter Sian Welby's incredible Batman v Superman weather report for Channel 5, it certainly made us chuckle.
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