A BBC reporter suffered an embarrassing gaffe live on TV when he dribbled blood from a shaving cut on his chin throughout the 1pm news.
Simon Jack, the channel’s business editor, was attempting to give a report on the government’s emergency rescue plans for British airliner Flybe – which had been on the brink of collapse.
However, he had to repeatedly dab at his bleeding face with a tissue during a two-way with newsreader Reeta Chakrabarti.
To his credit, he nonchalantly kept going as if blood wasn't oozing from his face.
Following the bizarre clip being aired, Simon tried to explain the unfortunate mishap on Twitter.
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He wrote: "The perils of shaving with a cheap razor before doing a live.
"Bled my way through a two way on the one o'clock news."
Not turning down the chance for a pun, BBC presenter Simon McCoy quipped: "The director's cut."
Other people confessed that the steady growth of the bead of blood had them gripped.
Someone tweeted: “Top TV! The suspense was enormous – will the drop turn into a drip or even a stream?”
"We were on the edge of our seats here,' said a second person.
Diving into the drama, another person tweeted: “You're lucky it didn't go on your shirt.”
This is not the first time a mishap on air has stolen the show.
In 2017, Professor Robert Kelly's BBC interview about South Korea went viral when his two children burst into his office, leaving his cringing wife trying to safely bundle them back out of the room.
And a toddler burst into the studio during ITV's Good Morning Britain to wave at his dad – prompting Kate Garraway to announce that there was a “stage invader”.
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