Viewers were treated to a bit of added drama on Channel 4 News on Tuesday night when an arguing couple ended up on camera during a live interview with Daily Mail journalist Andrew Pierce.
Pierce, who was talking to host Cathy Newman outside the newspaper’s offices in Kensington, had to apologise to viewers after a young man and woman, who seemed to be in the midst of an amber level domestic, appeared over his shoulder, shouting abuse at one another.
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“I’m terribly sorry about the distraction behind, can’t really help that one,” he said.
Check out a clip of the disturbance below.
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After the segment had finished, Newman said: “I would like to apologise to viewers who might have picked up some bad language in the background, not from our guests but from the passing brawl going on.”
Her in-studio guest, journalist Dawn Foster, seemed rather amused by the whole thing, laughing as the couple moved into Pierce’s shot.
Channel 4 viewers were similarly entertained:
— My6percent (@My6Percent) January 9, 2018
— Court✨ (@courttttxxo) January 9, 2018
A couple just strolled past an interview on Channel 4 News, having an argument t in the middle of the street ?
— Elizabeth (@passingtrain) January 9, 2018
Amazing. Couple having a huge argument in the background on Channel 4 News. ????
— Hannah-Jayne Moyes (@Hannah2theJayne) January 9, 2018