Louise Minchin red-faced as Dan Walker forced to intervene in BBC mic gaffe
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Live TV often comes with it's technical difficulties and on Wednesday morning's episode of BBC Breakfast, presenter Louise Minchin became the latest victim to this, as her unplugged mic caused her to not be heard clearly by viewers.
On Wednesday, the main topic of conversation that seemed to dominate the breakfast show was UK travel restrictions and the impact the new variant may have on Brits travelling abroad.
After presenting her segment on this away from the red sofa, Louise re-joined her co-host Dan Walker who was rounding up his interview with a travel editor Lisa Minot.
But as Louise began to speak confidently on different subject matter that was discussed previously on the show, it was evident that she wasn't mic'd up and she could hardly be heard by viewers at home.
Colleague Dan then had to step in and said: "Oh, I don't think we can hear you."
Louise then pointed at the presenter and said: "You can't hear me, ok you say it."
Laughing off the awkward situation, Dan spoke directly into his mic and said: "What Louise was saying, thank you very much to all of you that sent in your pictures of your very first cars."
Looking back to his co-host, Dan said: "Shall I keep talking?"
Red-faced, Louise nodded as Dan proceeded to present the show.
He later added: "We'll replug Louise and see you in a mo."
Some viewers were quick to pick up on the mic gaffe and took to Twitter to air their views.
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- BBC Breakfast
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