BBC Presenter Falls into Swimming Pool During Live Interview, Recovers Like a Champ
Committed to his job, BBC presenter carried on after making a huge splash into a swimming pool.
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But of course, there are a handful unwritten rules that come into play only when you find yourselves in a situation you've never been in before.
So when BBC Breakfast's sports presenter Mike Bushell slipped and fell into a swimming pool during a Commonwealth Games interview, he did not stop.
Bushell was preparing to chat with the England CWG 2018 swimmers Sarah Vasey, Adam Peaty, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Ben Proud and James Guy, who were sitting on the edge of a swimming pool.
As he approached them, Bushell said, “I’m going to be careful because I’ve got a sound pack on,” without realising that he had failed to notice another step in the pool.
What happened next left the swimmers in splits but Bushell got onto his feet and made a complete recovery like a champ.
All of this was recorded on camera and later shared by BBC on their Twitter page.
"I'm going to be very careful" - if only BBC reporter Mike Bushell had listened to his own advice ♂️ pic.twitter.com/u28ivzFqW2— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 11, 2018
Calling the presenter a star, many thanked him for "making their morning".
It’s the interview that keeps on giving. The perfect set up with an acknowledgment of the need to be careful, the water dripping out of the microphone as the interview proceeds and the swimmers struggling to hold it together— Dave Walton (@WYFRSDaveWalton) April 11, 2018
Absolutely made my morning, swimming team trying to control the giggles, happy days, love Mike— Louise Davies (@loudavies2105) April 11, 2018
Thank you for making me laugh this morning— Kate eldon (@kate_eldon) April 11, 2018
Yes did see it!! He carried on talking the whole time. What a pro!!!— Sue Smith (@pookiesmith2424) April 11, 2018
Brilliant.....Good sport Mike..!— Annette McCutcheon (@AnnetteMcCutch4) April 11, 2018
It's just a moment of magical TV from @mikebreakfast the man is a legend in sports journalism— DJT Racing (@DJTRacing) April 11, 2018
“Mike is carrying on talking but we can’t hear him, because a moment ago Mike fell in the water, his pack went in, and he doesn’t know we can’t hear him now. Bye, Mike, it hasn’t been dull,” said the presenters at the BBC Breakfast studio.
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