Sky News interrupted by man dancing wildly in US flag shirt in front of Kay Burley during live Super Tuesday coverage

Dancing man at Bernie Sanders event distracts from interview with Democratic strategist

Conrad Duncan
Wednesday 04 March 2020 11:25 GMT
Man dances live on Sky News during Super Tuesday segment

A man in a US flag shirt briefly interrupted Sky News’ coverage of Super Tuesday by dancing wildly in front of Kay Burley at a Bernie Sanders event.

The presenter was reporting from a Los Angeles bar where Sanders supporters had gathered to see the senator win California – the most valuable state up for grabs on Super Tuesday.

As Ms Burley spoke to Democratic strategist Michael Trujillo, viewers watching at 7.40am UK saw the somewhat incongruous sight on split screen of a man wearing an oversized red shirt and appearing to limber up to dance by the bar’s DJ.

When Ms Burley and her production crew moved towards the man, he began to dance wildly, pumping the air with his fists and performing a spin for the camera.

“He’s having a great time!” the presenter exclaimed, before adding “Don’t try that at home…”

The man, who appeared to be a supporter of Mr Sanders, continued dancing as Ms Burley and her crew left the bar and segued to an interview about coronavirus.

Although Sanders voters were in a celebratory mood in California, where the Vermont senator is expected to gain hundreds of delegates for the Democratic nomination, Super Tuesday was a bad night for the presidential candidate.

Mr Sanders ended February as the frontrunner in the Democratic primary race, having won the popular vote in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, and looked set to win big on the most important voting day of the contest so far.

However, former vice president Joe Biden’s campaign saw a surprise surge after a commanding victory in South Carolina on Saturday established him as the leading “moderate” candidate in the race.

On Wednesday morning, Mr Biden was predicted to win nine of the 14 states available, including Texas – the second largest state on offer.

Mr Sanders is believed to have won Colorado, Utah and Vermont as well as California, while Maine was still considered too close to call with more than 80 per cent of precincts reporting results.

The results from Super Tuesday have turned the Democratic primary into a two-horse race between Mr Sanders and Mr Biden.

The other major challengers, senator Elizabeth Warren and billionaire Michael Bloomberg, both performed poorly last night and now face an uphill battle to close the gap with the two frontrunners.

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