Tourists fail to recognise Sam Smith photobombing them live on TV

Smith smiles playfully at the camera and melodramatically leans back into the shot

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Singer-songwriter Sam Smith is the toast of the music industry with a glut of awards and international fame and stardom.

So when the man who gave the world the earworm "Stay With Me" photobombed two tourists being interviewed by a US news channel, he may have been slightly disappointed when they didn't actually recognise him.

Two female tourists were in the middle of being interviewed by a camera crew at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado when the four-time Grammy winning star made an appearance in the shot.

Putting on a show for the cameras, the singer whose third solo single "Stay with Me" reached number two in the US Billboard Hot 100, puts up a “V” sign in between the heads of the tourists, smiles playfully at the camera and melodramatically leans back into the shot.


The reporter for ABC7 news station can be heard telling the women that they are “getting photobombed”, however they appear to have no clue who Smith is telling him to “get out of here” as he plants a “V” sign above one of the pair's head.

Another woman visiting the tourist attraction next to Smith also appears to be completely oblivious to the celebrity, taking pictures of everything except the star.

Celebrating his comic prowess Smith later posted the caption “photobombing the news” on Instagram.


Smith is in the US to resume his tour after he was reportedly forced to postpone a large number of shows in order to receive surgery for a vocal cord haemorrhage in May.