BBC News sent out a funny call to watchers that could have gone bad, but everyone was good, except for one person who said something that could have made people look twice.
After the East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire version of the show made a strange request, the network could have gotten some pretty bad photos.
Peter Levy, the host, had asked the crowd what their “oldest tools” were, and you can imagine some of the answers he might have gotten.
Instead, Peter, age 67, shared pictures of some very old tools after saying that they had a “great reaction to the story.” This was a very nice thing to do.
The writer did hint at some mischief, though, when he said, “Some of them were also very funny.”
One watcher named Maggie sent in a picture of a microwave from 1983 that she said was “used most days.”
Gaynor, another viewer, said that her microwave, which was more than 30 years old, was “still going strong.”
Mal’s grandma gave him a hoover for his wedding in 1971. It was more than a hundred years old and didn’t look anything like a Henry Hoover.
And, wait for it, Peter read Mal’s reply out loud while trying not to laugh, which could have been taken in a funny way.
‘It still works and it’s handy because it blows as well as sucks,’ Peter said while bursting out into laughter, struggling to go on to the next segment.
‘I don’t know what to say to that,’ he admitted, while the weather presenter joked: ‘Very dangerous.’
The BBC has become renowned for on-air blunders of late, including the likes of newsreaders they’re not realising they’re still on air, and technical issues leaving the studio in darkness.
Recently, when President Biden met King Charles and the meeting was shown on TV, there was a big mistake.
Before the important meeting, the channel was showing scenes of Windsor Castle. Suddenly, the beautiful view was replaced by coloured bars and a clear interruption.
Not only that, but the ‘BREAKING’ banner appeared on the screen while a rolling feed showed the words: ‘Field operations, Sky News, London.’
As the camera turned back to an interviewee, a reporter said: ‘Oops! We’ve lost the picture but there we go!’