“No, eh, dead”. Hard to watch…
There are any number of things that can go wrong in the world of live television.
Add the possibility of a dodgy Zoom connection into the mix and you’ve really got yourself a recipe for disaster.
But that’s not what happened to Alison Hammond when she was interviewing Graham Norton on This Morning.
In fact, she probably wishes a bad Zoom line was the worst of her worries.
Speaking to Norton she said: “The last time I saw you, you were with your dog out and about. I’ve just been told I’m gonna be getting a four-legged friend. Have you still got your dog?”
You probably know where this is going at this point…
Norton replied: “No, eh, dead.”
Painful stuff. Take a look, if you can:
In fairness to Hammond, she apologised immediately and Norton didn’t seem too heartbroken about it.
All of this happened while Dermot O’Leary winced awkwardly and said: “That was always going to one of two ways, wasn’t it?”
Poor Alison, and more importantly poor Graham. Our thoughts are with them both at this difficult time.