BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty and thousands of viewers saved by Ben Thompson after digital clock goes AWOL


BBC Breakfast bosses proved themselves to be the fastest thinkers on the box this morning as the digital on-screen clock, essential for an early riser, went AWOL.

Instead, the show was forced to revert back to the 20th century days of the ol’ analogue and thanks to some very impressive improvisation from correspondent Ben Thompson disaster was averted.

The reporter swiftly jumped in to prop a wall clock onto Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt’s desk, preventing chaos of children and workers running late up and down the country.

‘Can I just say, I’ve fixed your clock problem because I know for those watching us this morning for the clock, good morning, because you need to get ready for work and school, so I’ll just leave that there,’ he proudly told the hosts.

A BBC Breakfast spokesperson explained to HuffPost UK: ‘Time was against us when we had a technical problem at the start of today’s BBC Breakfast but luckily a replacement clock was found just in time to ensure viewers didn’t miss a minute.’

BBC Breakfast has been under the spotlight over the past few weeks, thanks to Naga’s excellent shut down of President Donald Trump’s racism, which ended up going viral.

The former Strictly Come Dancing star slammed the commander-in-chief for telling four Democratic Congresswomen to ‘go home’, recalling her own experiences of being urged to go back to her country by online trolls when she was actually born in Streatham, London where she is very much at home.

She later received the full backing from co-stars Dan Walker and Steph McGovern after being accused of BBC ‘bias’.


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