Poor Ranvir Singh was left rudderless today as a technical blunder had the Lorraine host scrambling to keep the show moving.
Ranvir was being taken through the latest fashions by Mark Heyes, who was showing off retro looks from the races, when blustery weather seemingly downed the live feed.
And when we tell you there was dead space back in the studio…
Not having any clue what was going on, and with the control room evidently attempting to get another segment lined up, the camera had crossed back to Ranvir who was forced to host on the fly, without an auto-cue or any idea what to throw to next.
She started her spiel: ‘Earlier on when we were chatting… the wind was blowing, the rain was pouring down so I’m slightly wondering whether that’s caused a slight issue…but we will try and get back to him.’
Ranvir then started going on about jumpsuits and dresses and ‘really good things for you’ in an attempt to keep viewers, as producers spoke in her ear.
Poor Ranvir wasn’t sure what to throw to (Picture: ITV)
She went on, nervously laughing: ‘What can we do now…we could go to….fashion from Mark…I’m being told there’s something to do with house plants?
‘I don’t understand this.
‘Mark’s got some advice apparently on how you can brighten up your house and your mood with some houseplants.
‘You’re not wearing them, unless you’re Lady Gaga.
‘I don’t know what’s going on.’
Much like Ranvir, viewers were also stumped at the awkward moment, with one harsh critic dubbing it ‘car crash TV’.
Another said it was an ‘utter shambles’, as one asked: ‘What the f is going on … on #lorraine ????’
Just some technical difficulties, folks…
Ranvir’s cool as a cucumber handling of the situation impressed others though, with one noting: ‘Must admit, how [Ranvir] handled that sh**show was impressive. True professional.’
Lorraine returns Monday 9am on ITV.Credit: Original article published here.