Kids interrupts BBC live video interview
A viral video of BBC in which a professor conducting a video conference gets interrupted by the appearance of his children has created no small amount of laughter on social media.
Robert Kelly, a political science professor and expert on Korean politics, was weighing in on the impeachment of South Korea president Park Geun-hye when his toddler burst into his office/bedroom, followed by a baby in a walker.
The professor struggled to retain his composure as his wife slid into the room like Kramer to pull them out, knocking over the little selection of books he had carefully laid on his bed in the process.
You can see the internal torment on his face. “Please let this moment end,” it screams. We live for moments like these.
Prof Kelly became a worldwide internet sensation within hours, after a producer on the programme published the video to Twitter with the words: “When the kids interrupt you in the middle of live TV, a lovely moment and masterfully handled by our guest this morning on South Korea”.
Prof Kelly works for Pusan National University, and is a regular contributor to broadcast and print news on the topic of US policy in Korea.
A BBC spokesman said: “We’re really grateful to Professor Kelly for his professionalism. This just goes to show that live broadcasting isn’t always child’s play.”