BBC News presenter Martine Croxall returned to the studio with the two o’clock news yesterday afternoon, but before she could deliver the latest headlines, she suffered a terrible blunder when the cameras decided to do their own thing.
Ready and waiting to introduce herself and the show to those watching at home, Martine was embroiled in a very awkward moment live on television screens across the nation yesterday,
She kicked off the news bulletin standing up, facing the camera, she said: “Hello everybody, this is Afternoon Live.”
Before she was able to say anything more, she was lost out of view as the camera whipped straight past her and cut her out of the picture.
Panning around the news desk and to the right of the studio, Maxine was unable to do anything but follow the camera.
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“I’ve lost you!” She remarked to the viewers.
Thinking quickly, she decided: “I shall make my way back to the desk. I think that’s the safest thing to do.
“Do excuse me, I shall tell you all about our too story in just one second.”
Those who had tuned in saw Martine walk through the darkness, calmly over to her seat, before sitting down and the spotlights coming on.
A third added: “Computer controlled cameras. Prefer having live camera operators.”
“@MartineBBC @BBCNews #MartineCroxall #BBCNews Enjoyed your 2 O’clock walk-about, Martine. A first?” Another suggested.
“When in doubt just go and sit down. Couldn’t have been handled better even if it had been scripted. Brilliantly handled,” a tweet read.
Viewers of BBC news will know how the cameras which record the bulletins are not operated by a person, instead they are computer operated.