Journalists are subjected to myriads of interruptions often bizarre and scary, when out on the field reporting.
Unfortunately, the city crowds are one of the trickiest to perform a good person-to-camera (PTC) report as experienced by a BBC reporter in Frankfurt recently. The reporter was performing to PTC when two passers-by decided to photobomb him with their moonwalk. Photobomb is when a person intentionally or accidentally spoils another person’s photograph or video.
The reporter took it in good spirits and shared the video with a caption: “Congratulations to the two lads who sneakily ruined my best piece to camera from a recent filming assignment in Germany. Honestly, I’m not even mad, this is inspired. Didn’t even spot it until in the edit."
Congratulations to the two lads who sneakily ruined my best piece to camera from a recent filming assignment in Germany. Honestly I’m not even mad, this is inspired. Didn’t even spot it until in the edit. 👏 👏 👏 😂 pic.twitter.com/V7xtb7Fapx— Joe Tidy (@joetidy) September 11, 2020
Far from being offended, he even went as far as sharing a dubbed version of it. The second clip featuring Michael Jackson’s famous song to suit his signature dance move (as attempted by the two people in the background).
Unfortunately, the hilarious PTC was not aired. Another user asked, “Tidy: did it make the edit?" to which he replied, “Noooo! It’s a serious story!!"
This is not the first or only time a serious report was made hilarious by photobombing. Last year, in what a user dubbed as “the most Indian photobomb ever" another BBC host was victim to bystander’s hilarity.
The seasoned host, Tom Brook riding in a rickshaw, was in the middle of a serious monologue for his show Talking Movies. As he was thanking the audiences for joining him, a scooter passed by in the background with a dog riding pillion!
Yes, a dog riding a motor vehicle like a seasoned pro. Watch the hilarious video here-
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