Clive Myrie couldn’t stop laughing as a BBC camera went too close to his co-star.
Over the last several weeks, the broadcaster has been plagued by gaffes ranging from newsreaders not noticing they’re still on live to embarrassing intruders in the background.
However, a tiny camera error caused Clive to react on the spot, although his co-presenter Faisal Islam had not yet realised.
The 59-year-old was set to begin Newsnight with Faisal after wrapping up Thursday’s 10 a.m. news programme.
However, it looks that the cameras were set up a little too early, as a quick zoom directly into Faisal’s face had Clive giggling.
Clive was left giggling as the camera swept around the studio, and Faisal was projected onto the enormous screen behind him.
He had been saying: ‘More analysis of the day’s top stories on Newsnight with Faisal Islam.’
As the camera tried to focus, he went on: ‘Just getting underway, there…’
‘I’m not ready for my close up, Mr Myrie!’ one fan joked, resharing the clip.
‘Love the reaction of @CliveMyrieBBC whenever this happens!’ another laughed.
This comes only days after the BBC was compelled to issue an apology following a chaotic Huw Edwards gaffe.
The blunder occurred on BBC Breakfast on Saturday (September 23), when a Newswatch segment about Hurricane Maria from 2017 was shown.
It moved to a footage of Edwards, who his wife identified as the BBC presenter at the core of the obscene photos incident, reporting on the natural disaster that ravaged the northeastern Caribbean.
Ben Thompson returned to the studio and quickly apologised to viewers at home, blaming the situation on ‘technical gremlins.’
Addressing the audience, Ben, 42, said: ‘So you might have noticed, the eagle-eyed viewers amongst you, that was quite an old episode of Newswatch so we will find the right one and make sure we can bring that to you.
‘So apologies, a few technical gremlins at this end.’