With most of the world still working from home, as parents, it can get pretty challenging juggling work and your little ones running around. And even with television personalities filming from home, talk shows and news channels, like the BBC, are getting a little bit more spontaneous… and dare I say, entertaining.
You may recall, in 2017, when Robert Kelly—who is now known as BBC dad—went viral after his son and daughter walked in during one of his interview and his wife barged into his home office to attempt to save the day and it was all caught on live television.
Well now, meet BBC mom…
While talking with BBC journalist Christian Fraser about local COVID-19 lockdown in the area, Dr. Clare Wenham, an assistant professor of global health policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, had a surprise guest during her interview in her young daughter, Scarlett.
While discussing the global pandemic at large, Wenham’s daughter interrupted her mom after framing a photo of a unicorn she made her. Scarlett wanted to put the picture in her mom’s office, but also needed her mom’s opinion on where it should go, and then needed to know who her mom was talking to.
As the video begins, you can see Scarlett minding her own business while deciding where the art should go, but then as time goes on she gets gradually more curious. Luckily, Fraser is a father himself and knew just how to handle the impromptu situation that was unfolding in front of him.
“Scarlett, I think it looks best on the lower shelf,” Fraser said to the little girl. “And it’s a lovely unicorn.” And to answer Laverne’s question, Wenham said, “Interior Design with Scarlett. I can make that happen.”
And as TV critic Scott Bryan pointed out, a similar incident occurred on Sky News as well.
As Sky News foreign affairs editor Deborah Haynes talked about recent changes to Hong Kong law, her son walked in to ask her for a cookie. Following the interruption, Haynes made a comment on Twitter.
“Thank you for the lovely comments after my son’s impromptu appearance mid-live-broadcast. I can confirm that his high-stakes negotiating skills netted him two chocolate digestives.” And to that I say, thank you, moms and dads, for keeping it real.
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