BBC accidentally cuts to regional presenter looking VERY unimpressed during tensions at No10 report


‘She sums up the mood of a nation’: BBC accidentally cuts to Look East regional news presenter looking VERY unimpressed during its lunchtime bulletin on ‘tensions at No10’

  • Louise Priest, BBC Look East presenter, sighing heavily after screen cut to her
  • Newsreader Jane Hill was suppose to be cutting to a political correspondent 
  • Users took to social media to comment on the amusing video after it was posted 

This is the hilarious moment a BBC presenter was accidentally caught on camera sighing during a news bulletin on Dominic Cummings’ resignation.

Look East presenter Louise Priest was caught unawares when BBC One’s 1pm news cut to her instead of a report by political correspondent Jonathan Blake on the ‘tensions at Number 10’.

Footage of a stony-faced Priest, who had been waiting to start her local news bulletin in the Norwich studio, was shared on Twitter where she was hailed for ‘summing up the mood of the nation’.

It appears the gaffe, which occurred during the 1pm bulletin, was only seen by viewers in the corporation’s East region. 

Newsreader Jane Hill (pictured) was suppose to be introducing a report on cover the internal tensions at Downing Street following special adviser Dominic Cummings’ resignation

Louise Priest, BBC Look East presenter sighed heavily on camera

The camera cut to the regional presenter instead of going to the political correspondent

The video shows Louise Priest, the BBC Look East presenter, looking unimpressed and sighing heavily after the screen cut to her instead of going to the political correspondent

Social media users have taken to Twitter about the hilarious clip, which happened as newsreader Jane Hill introduced a report on the special adviser’s resignation 

One user commented: ‘BBC One accidentally cutting to a local news presenter looking unimpressed about the news in Downing Street is all of us.’

Another wrote: ‘She sums up the mood of the nation.’

One said: ‘Me before every Zoom call starts.’   

It appears that the Norwich studio cut to Priest too early, where the presenter exhaled heavily as he prepared to read her bulletin.   

Instead of cutting to political correspondent Jonathan Blake, they showed the very unimpressed looking presenter, who stares blankly at the screen

Instead of cutting to political correspondent Jonathan Blake, they showed the very unimpressed looking presenter, who stares blankly at the screen 

The clip was shared on Twitter after BBC One's lunchtime news on October 13

The clip was shared on Twitter after BBC One’s lunchtime news on October 13

Viewers joked that Ms Priest's unimpressed expression and sigh reflected their feelings

 Viewers joked that Ms Priest’s unimpressed expression and sigh reflected their feelings

The presenter first joined BBC Radio Norfolk in the early 80s as a young news reporter, before becoming a news producer and occasional presenter.

She first started presenting BBC Look East in 1987 and stayed for three years before moving to Essex, working with both BBC Look East and BBC Essex.

In 1993 she began to present BBC Radio Norfolk’s breakfast programme for six years before returning to BBC Look East as a programme planner and presenter. 

The BBC have been approached for comment. 

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