The incident marks the second time this week that breasts were visible during a BBC broadcast.
BBC viewers got a lot more than they were expecting when they tuned into News at Ten last night.
The Daily Mail reports that while most viewers of the popular news program were watching presenter Sophie Raworth, an entirely different show was playing out over her shoulder on a staffer’s computer in the newsroom in the background.
A BBC staffer was caught watching a raunchy movie scene in which an actress removes her clothes as part of a strip tease before taking off her bra to reveal her breasts. The scene is believed to be from an action film, but it is unknown what specific film it is from.
The BBC staffer can be seen in front of the screen, slumped in his chair and wearing headphones.
BBC viewers noticed immediately that this inappropriate sex scene had found its way onto a news broadcast, and went to Twitter to express their disbelief.
@BBCNews why is there a porn video playing behind one of your news anchors during a report?
— Zane Jawad (@zanejawad) August 7, 2017
Did I just see boobs on News at Ten? ???? pic.twitter.com/8pSVJQzptV
— TheOfficialAndyToal (@AndyToal) August 7, 2017
According to the British newspaper, The Sun, sources at the BBC are saying that the incident has not gone over well within the organization, and those in charge are currently searching for the staffer responsible.
An unnamed television source is quoted as saying, “it beggars belief a sex scene should be played live on air” and that “the employee [responsible] is on borrowed time when bosses catch up with him. You can’t get away with this sort of stuff anymore.”
Surprisingly, this is not the first time this week that the BBC has accidentally aired uncovered breasts. Earlier this week, during a BBC live broadcast from the Sidmouth folk music festival, a woman walking through the background of a shot moved her black tank-top to the side to briefly flash the camera.
Both incidents only serve to remind us that, on live TV, truly anything can happen.
Next, learn about the British model who was allegedly kidnapped for sale in online sex slave auction. Then, read about the 38-year-old married mom sentenced to prison for having sex with teenage boys in her car.