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A automotive crash occurred dwell on air, simply as BBC journalists had been reporting on the listening to of Ant McPartlin.

The cameras had been rolling as a blue car crashed into the again of a black automotive, which had pulled up on the entrance of a white van.

The incident occurred simply outdoors Wimbledon Magistrates’ Courtroom the place 42-year-old TV presenter Ant McPartlin has pled responsible to fees of drink driving.

Within the footage, BBC information reporter Allison Freeman may be seen leaping in alarm earlier than apologising to viewers.

Freeman proceeded to make clear, ‘Excuse me, sorry, just a few vehicles have simply had a little bit of a crash behind us.’ She added, ‘I imply such is the media crowd it has been very busy right here at this time.’

Again within the BBC studio, newsreader Simon McCoy might be heard saying ‘oh no, oh pricey!’ earlier than jesting ‘I feel the final 45 seconds of output will seem in court docket at some distant date.’

You possibly can watch the footage for your self under:

These watching the occasions unfold couldn’t consider what had occurred, with many individuals pointing to how awkward the timing was.

One disbelieving particular person tweeted:

As if there’s been a automotive crash on BBC Information while they’re masking Ant’s drink driving story, Jesus

One other gasped:

Two vehicles simply crashed out aspect the court docket of ants (from ant and Dec) drink driving crash case. By no means seen a dwell BBC reporter look extra awkward

Nevertheless, others rushed to reward Freeman for exhibiting such professionalism beneath such unprecedented circumstances.

One particular person applauded:

Heroic BBC reporter filling for round ten minutes ready for Ant McPartlin to go away court docket… nonetheless going regardless of and ACTUAL automotive crash taking place behind her.

One other famous:

Her response was so British!

Wimbledon Magistrates’ Courtroom heard a press release from McPartlin which learn:

I’m ashamed and mortified that this occurred. I settle for full culpability for this and want to apologise to all involved … I’m extremely disillusioned which have let myself and so many others down on this event.

The court docket heard McPartlin had been twice over the restrict on the time of the incident. He acquired a positive of £86,000 and was given a 20-month driving ban

Bearing in mind McPartlin’s ‘real regret’ and the very fact he’s ‘searching for rehabilitation,’ the decide didn’t sentence him to any neighborhood service.

Following the listening to, TV character expressed how sorry he was for his actions and stated he was ‘grateful no-one was damage.’

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