Charlotte Hawkins is video-bombed by Richard Arnold while reading the news live on air: watch!
The newsreader laughed it off, saying she was "slightly put off"
Charlotte Hawkins was hilariously interrupted by her fellow Good Morning Britain presenter, Richard Arnold, as she read the news live on air on Friday. The TV star was delivering a serious report about the election when Richard strolled past. Looking shocked and completely embarrassed, Richard quickly ducked out of view when he realised the camera was still rolling. Seeing the funny side, Charlotte, 41, said: "Slightly put off there by a certain somebody walking through the back of my shot in the middle of the headlines, who might that have been?" Richard, who acts as the entertainment editor on the show, said: "Apologies – 20 years I've never done that – 20 years!"
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Viewers took to Twitter to comment on the hilarious blunder, with several mentioning Richard's shocked facial expression. "Styling that out well," one fan wrote, while a second quipped: "Anything to get more airtime." Alongside a photo of the mishap, Richard tweeted, "I have a feeling this will never get old" and later joked that the moment was a "career high". His co-star Ben Shephard also tweeted: "Have you seen this man? Last seen evading the back of @CharlotteHawkns shot! If spotted please call #tvcrimestoppers @RichardAArnold."
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Richard was on his way to interview Kevin Bacon and was seen walking past with his script in hand. Kevin, who has starred in over 60 films, spoke about living his life in the spotlight. "It's better to be well-known. Everyone complains about it, saying 'my life is so hard'. But every day people say 'I love you'. Isn't that a great thing?" said Kevin.
The Footloose actor also said he owed his fame to the show, even though he doesn't like being asked to dance to it. "It was a great experience, it was a life-changing experience," said Kevin. "Look, I'm grateful to have any kind of career that still lasts. The day that I stopped being a waiter, I thought to myself 'Okay, this is some version of success' because I knew how difficult and how competitive being a working actor was. So for me to say, 'I wish you knew me for something other than Footloose,' it lacks gratitude."