BBC Breakfast was all of a sudden pressured off air on Saturday morning as an alarm start to sound in the studio. Roger Johnson and Rachel Burden had been in the midst of internet hosting the information programme from the BBC’s Salford-based studio once they had been interrupted by what gave the impression of a smoke alarm.
They had been speaking to the newest winner of The Apprentice, Harpreet Kaur, who was discussing her time on the BBC One actuality present and bagging Lord Alan Sugar’s £250,000 funding into her dessert enterprise after the ultimate aired earlier this week.
A noise all of a sudden started to sound with the hosts and visitor trying barely confused. Rachel mentioned: “We’ve been disturbed by…” the sound briefly stopped earlier than an automatic voice started to talk and Rachel continued: “an alarm.”
“Attention, Attention. Please evacuate from the nearest possible exit,” the voice was heard saying. “Aww, Harpreet. I’m so sorry,” Roger mentioned to the programme’s visitor.
“I’m so sorry everyone. For the time being we’re going to have to leave the studio,” Rachel defined. Because the noise loudly rang out, Roger added: “We’re so sorry… We think we’ve gone off air, but we don’t know.” He added: “If you’re watching, Thank you for watching.”
“Goodbye,” Roger continued to say. “This is where we say goodbye,” he repeated as Rachel additionally added a ‘goodbye’ earlier than the feed stay to the studio was eliminated and changed with an orange ‘BBC Breakfast’ branded display.
Broadcast journalist James Hoggarth tweeted a clip of the second and mentioned: “Worrying times for my #BBC colleagues in Salford – I hope it’s a false alarm. BBC Breakfast ends abruptly.”
Viewers additionally rapidly took to social media to precise their concern as they tuned unto the information programme on Saturday morning.
@HelenLusher tweeted: “I hope all is well. That was a bit alarming, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything on their live broadcast before. Hope it’s all ok.”
“#bbc #BBC News #bbcBreakfast. Oh dear. Fire alarm going off live on BBC Breakfast. Gone off air. Hope everyone is okay,” @77wonder commented.
@Teagirl421 added: “I’ve never seen this happen before – I guess it’s a problem in every business! Hope everything is fine and they just get a few minutes in the sun #BBCBreakfast.”
Nonetheless, Rachel quickly shared an replace on Twitter. “It’s all ok folks – false alarm and yes I did get some cookie pie and get to chat to the fabulous@harpsikaur @BBCBreakfast,” she mentioned alongside an image of herself posing with Harpreet and her candy deal with.