Twitter exploded on Sunday after a hilarious spoof of writer Ivor Baddiel swearing at his son live on daytime TV went viral. Mr Baddiel shared the video, which has been viewed more 1.4 million times, in view of his 5,000 followers. The tweet has since been retweeted more than 17,000 times. In the clip BBC News host Reeta Chakrabarti is made to appear to be initially amused at the intrusion.
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The video then cuts to the writer shouting at his son in an expletive-loaded rant.
He rages: “F*** off, you little t*** I’m on live telly!
“F*** out of it! I’m on telly!
“F*** off, you little t***! Sorry.”
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Mr Baddiel posted the clip with the tongue-in-cheek caption: “Adorable moment man interrupted by his son on live TV.”
Twitter users were quick to offer their thoughts at the video, which has lightened spirits during the UK coronavirus lockdown.
One person wrote: “I thought this was real for about 30 seconds and almost died.”
Someone else penned: “Looks completely real. Some people will think it is.”
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Another user wished the moment had actually happened.
They wrote: “Brilliant. Oh how I wish it really happened, that would be telly moment of the century. Any century.”
Sara Gibbs enjoyed the video so much she watched it over and over again.
She said: “I have watched this about 1,000 times now and it just gets funnier and funnier.”
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Ivor Baddiel is an author known for his screenplays and novels.
His most famous works include the film, Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football and children’s book, Mystical Magic.
He is the brother of British comedian David Baddiel, reputed for his stand-up, television and film work.