BBC news anchor caught giving the finger live on air

Written by Jeppe W

Dec.07 - 2023 1:17 PM CET


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BBC News anchor Maryam Moshiri unexpectedly found herself in the spotlight for a non-traditional reason during a live broadcast on Wednesday.

According to Ron Dicker's report, Moshiri made an accidental but noticeable gesture - flipping the bird at the camera - as the broadcast went live.

See BBC News anchor Maryam Moshiri flip the bird at the camera right here:

The incident, which she described as a "private joke" with the team, quickly caught the attention of viewers. The BBC countdown intro showed Moshiri raising her middle finger with a humorous expression before swiftly moving into her professional reporting role with, "Live from London, this is BBC News."

Later, Moshiri addressed the incident on X (formerly Twitter), explaining the mishap. She clarified that the gesture was part of a countdown joke with her fingers and was not intended to be seen by the public. "It was a private joke with the team and I’m so sorry it went out on air!" she wrote.

Moshiri apologized for any offense or upset caused, emphasizing that the gesture was not directed at viewers or any individual, but was simply a lighthearted moment meant for her colleagues.

See Moshiris apology right here:

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