During a report on ‘some unlucky motorists’ in Mortlake who had been caught out by flooding and had their cars partially submerged, reporter Harry Low had a stroke of bad luck himself.
As he described how the Thames had earlier burst its banks where he was presenting from, Harry could then be seen pausing after a clip played.
While it may have appeared he was preparing for the camera cut back to him, it turns out he was witnessing someone steal his belongings.
BBC reporter Harry Low has powered on during a live broadcast (Picture: BBC)
He continued the cross, describing how Storm Ciaran was on its way and how a yellow weather warning would be in place from tomorrow.
However, he later shared the clip to X, formerly Twitter, and revealed what had unfolded.
‘A career first last night – my bag was stolen halfway through our live,’ he posted.
He continued presenting despite watching his bag being stolen (Picture: BBC)
Several other BBC journalists jumped in to offer their support and praise Harry for pushing through.
‘How awful. So sorry that happened,’ one colleague wrote.
‘Sorry to hear this Harry. So so frustrating, but you aced this live, you’d never know!’
Another added: ‘Oh Harry!!! You absolute professional. That’s awful though, so sorry that happened to you.’
While Harry managed to maintain a poker face while this all unfolded, there’s been some other incidents in the past year where other presenters have struggled to keep a straight face.
Back in August a BBC reporter was caught out after a pre-recorded video she’d fronted at gone to air by mistake.
As the clip played, the reporter stumbled over her sentence before declaring she ‘can’t get my words out’, with a four-word expletive then heard.
Soon after the news anchor apologised to the audience for the ‘bad language’.
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‘A career first.’