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BBC Breakfast forced off air after equipment collapses in studio

BBC Breakfast started a little later than usual on Sunday after a screen collapsed (Picture: BBC)

BBC Breakfast was forced off the airwaves on Sunday morning due to technical difficulties.

The corporation’s flagship programme, which was scheduled to start at 6am, was temporarily taken off the air and replaced with The Travel Show due to ‘repairs’.

The episode then began at the delayed time of 7am with presenters Roger Johnson and Sima Kotecha at the helm.

While the duo didn’t mention the reason for the delay during the programme, they did shed some light on what happened on social media.

Roger explained the issues alongside a picture of the tech team working hard to get the show back on track, writing: ‘Running repairs to @BBCBreakfast computers … while you’re enjoying The Travel Show! Back online for 7am.’

When asked whether he’d spilt his coffee over the equipment, Roger added: ‘In truth, the makeshift mini music stand, which holds the screen, collapsed!’

Viewers were instead treated to an episode of The Travel Show (Picture: BBC)

His co-host Sima also addressed the behind-the-scenes mayhem.

Posting a selfie of herself and Roger, she penned: ‘Lovely to be back with @RogerJ_01 .. it’s been a while. And thanks to these lads for their last minute DIY after laptop collapse – eek!’



Earlier this month, Jon Kay amused BBC Breakfast viewers after being splattered by a pigeon live on air.

Jon, who was recently announced as the show’s new regular Monday to Wednesday presenter, was reporting from Cambridge when the incident happened.

After asking weather presenter Carol Kirkwood for her top tips on keeping cool during the heatwave, he asked: ‘Carol, have you got any tips for removing bird poo from linen jackets? Because I’ve just been splatted by a pigeon…’

As he ended his segment, he quipped: ‘I’m going off to dab my jacket and will try get that sorted, in the meantime, I’m just glad it wasn’t a swan, to be honest, it was just a pigeon.’

BBC Breakfast airs daily from 6am on BBC One.

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