This is the bizarre moment a BBC presenter accidentally touches a Jeremy Corbyn supporter’s breast as she interrupts his broadcast.
News anchor Ben Brown was speaking to his colleague, assistant political editor Norman Smith, about the launch of the Labour Party election manifesto in Bradford when the men were interrupted by a member of the public.
The woman, who was carrying several bags and wearing a leopard print top and black jacket, stood between the pair and said: ‘Absolutely fantastic.’But she was quickly brushed aside by Brown, whose right hand appeared to TOUCH her chest as he tried to move her out of shot.
The yet to be named woman then slapped him on the shoulder before walking off the camera.
Viewers who saw the incident were quick to pass comment on Twitter.
Cameraman Jason Farrington said: ‘Bit of a boob by Ben Brown…’
And Stuart Fry said: ‘She attempted to interrupt the live coverage. She’s miffed!’
Others called for the newsman to be sacked and claimed his conduct was ‘disgraceful’.
But some were sympathetic and said the incident must have been an accident.
One Twitter user wrote: ‘Poor Ben Brown, it wasn’t his fault. Hope he doesn’t get in trouble with the ‘boob’ incident.’
Brown later tried to explain his actions on social media and said he did not mean to touch the woman’s breast.
He tweeted: ‘Unfortunate interruption of broadcast in Bradford – just tried to minimise disruption but v tricky live on air – completely unintentional.’