Sports reporter falls into swimming pool during interview

BBC presenter falls into swimming pool during live TV interview

BBC presenter falls into swimming pool during live TV interview

BBC presenter Mike Bushell fell into a water pool while filming an interview with British swimmers who are taking part in the Commonwealth Games in Australia, the media outlet reported.

His interview was cut short, though, as his microphone and sound pack appeared to have suffered some water damage during his fall.

"He literally said he'd have to be careful not to get his sound pack wet moments beforehand". Bushell was chatting with the England Commonwealth Games swimmers - Sarah Vasey, Adam Peaty, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, Ben Proud and James Guy - when things took an unexpected turn.

Before stepping into the pool, Bushell said: 'I'm going to have to jump into the water.

But a second later, having failed to notice there was another step beneath his feet, Bushell slipped into the deeper water with a splash. The BBC Breakfast sports reporter has gone viral after falling into a pool on live TV, during an interview.

Despite suffering quite the cringe-worthy moment on live TV, the presenter acted like a pro and apologized to the athletes before saying that he was glad he'd given them quite a laugh.

Back in the BBC Breakfast studio, the presenters Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin weren't shy about showcasing their reactions.

Breakfast presenters Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt later made a decision to replay the mishap, for the benefit of viewers who had missed it the first time round. "Mike fell in the pool".

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