BBC anchor reacts to camera fail like a pro

In the busy live news environment, the odd slip-up is understandable.

News anchors and reporters are so stage-managed that to see them slip up humanises them a bit - we reckon that’s why we all love newsroom fails so much.

In this clip, Martine Croxall was about to begin last night’s BBC News 9pm broadcast when it became clear she was in front of the wrong camera.

“Oi! Over here, Martine!”

Her disembodied voice continues an introduction from the distance, while a camera zooms in on her empty chair.

You talkin’ to me?

Martine keeps up the chat as she makes her way back to her chair, where she continues with the news like a pro.

There she is

Good on you, Martine!

By Jill O'Sullivan

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