BBC News at 10 accidentally live broadcast X-rated scene

Bare breasts were unexpectedly seen by 3.8 million people

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 09 August 2017 09:22
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BBC accidentally live broadcasts topless woman during news at 10

While the UK’s watershed time may be 9pm, the last thing viewers expect to see on the BBC’s News at 10 is a topless woman.

However, on Tuesday (8 August), bare breasts were accidentally broadcast to 3.8 million people around Britain as a raunchy clip played on a computer screen behind Sophie Raworth.

As the anchor continued unaware of the situation, the x-rated scene played on, an actor seen stripping off, exposing the upper half of their body.

Many viewers jumped to the conclusion that pornography was being played. However, the scene looks to be from either a TV show or movie.

Comments on Twitter ranged from “Did I just see boobs on the News at Ten?” to asking the BBC: “Why is there a porn video playing behind one of your news anchors during a report?”

One source reportedly told The Sun: “This has gone down like a lead balloon at the BBC. It is totally unprofessional.

“It beggars belief a sex scene should be played live on air. The employee is on borrowed time when bosses catch up with him. You can’t get away with this sort of stuff anymore.”

The BBC has said they are investigating the situation, adding: “We are establishing the facts.”

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