BBC reporter Ben Brown was left red-faced after he was slapped on live television. During a live interview, he pushed the woman away unintentionally by grabbing her breasts and continued the interview.
He was interviewing BBC’s assistant political editor Norman Smith in Bradford when a passerby wearing sunglasses came into the shot behind them.
She was giving a thumbs up and could be heard saying: “Absolutely fantastic.”
The woman, visibly surprised, then slapped his arm and walked away.
See video: https://youtu.be/vus3mebDiTM
In a tweet later, Brown said the incident was “completely unintentional”.
Unfortunate interruption of broadcast in Bradford – just tried to minimise disruption but v tricky live on air – completely unintentional
— Ben Brown (@BenBrownBBC) May 16, 2017