In what has been considered as one of the strangest moments in British television, viewers turning into the BBC’s News at prime-time had a really weird moment when a woman exposed her naked breasts on a computer, a couple of yards behind the host Sophie Raworth.
Believe it or not, a BBC worker who was wearing headphones and slumped in a comfortable chair was spotted watching the woman remove her bra in a spicy movie scene. At that moment, the 49-year-old Raworth was presenting a live piece of England national cricket team’s victory over South Africa.
Naturally, this is another particular element because even when cricket is not exactly popular in the U.S., it is one of the favorite sports of the British. Given this situation, while this was important news at the most significant hour (10 p.m. England time,) viewers noticed the screen over the host’s shoulder.
Believe it or not, around 3.8 million viewers watched the show and the social media was boiling. Naturally, while there was a lot of people making funny remarks about how the BBC was showing the sports news and porn videos at the same time, there were others who complained about showing adult material in a moment where children could easily watch it.
In what is believed to a be actually an action movie, the actress was wearing a black jumper while standing over a man during the clip. Eventually, she removed her bra to reveal her breasts during the striptease, while Raworth was quietly describing how England beat South Africa in the cricket match.
According to The Sun, a television source explained this situation has gone down like a “lead balloon” at BBC, considering that it was totally unprofessional, especially for a liberal media outlet that always tries to project the image of a sophisticated network that never provides any kind of trash content.
The television source told that is really annoying to believe that a sex scene should be played live on air. Additionally, the person explained that the employee is on borrowed time when the bosses on the BBC catch up with him.
A viewer called Lyndsey Robinson noticed the guy comfortably watching the inappropriate video and posted a video of this moment on her Facebook page. On her writing, she asked if anyone else noticed what just happened in the media outlet. Additionally, she said that while she thought she was seeing weird things, she decided to re-watched it and confirmed she saw what she thought she had.
Regarding this issue, the media outlet said it is investigating the incident, in order to take the proper measures and avoid this from happening again. Nevertheless, there are not so many people who believe this statement, considering that during their time at Broadcasting House in Central London, the network employees have been caught yawning, chatting, playfighting and even flirting in the open-plan office.
Back in June, BBC News anchor Huw Edwards had a really shameful moment because of a technical glitch on the program News At Ten, and was seen twiddling his thumbs for almost three minutes. Naturally, this was a shameful moment that social media didn’t fail to eternize without any kind of mercy.
Apparently, Edwards was completely unaware he was live on air and eventually tweeted a picture of a Welsh beer in order to celebrate getting through the shift. Soon after this bizarre situation BBC1 put up a message apologizing for the technical fault and played saxophone music. Naturally, this solution was even worse considering that many people assured that what was definitely a shameful moment, skyrocketed to a cartoonish situation.
Oh dear. What the hell is happening with the News at 10 on BBC 1? Watching Huw Edwards twiddling his thumbs and its strangely compulsive
— Iona Bain (@ionayoungmoney) 20 de junio de 2017
In addition to this terrible event, the BBC also had another bizarre moment on Monday, a couple of hours before the breast-naked incident in the prime-time program. This involved newsreader Simon McCoy, who was hear sighing throughout his report on a dog surfing tournament in California. Believe it or not, he continued to sigh his way through the weird report and his face fell in misery when he said: “here are the pictures.”
Naturally, even when these types of cases are quite common on TV, it is quite surprising to see it on the most important networks. However, it seems that no one is safe of committing serious mistakes that temporarily turn a media with good reputation into a shameful circus.
And of course, this includes spreading fake news.