WATCH: Reporter gets slapped on live television for this pretty awkward moment

Publish Date
Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 4:08PM

A television presenter copped a slap after appearing to grope a woman's breast live on air.

BBC journalist Ben Brown was halfway through an interview with the British news network's assistant political editor Norman Smith yesterday when the incident occurred.

In the snafu, the men can be seen chatting when a female passer-by interrupts.  She suddenly walks into the shot saying "absolutely fantastic" with her thumbs up, prompting Mr Brown to put his hand out in an attempt to shoo her away. Unfortunately for both parties, his hand apparently goes straight into the woman's breast.

Mr Brown apologised for the interruption at the end of the interview but seemed unaware that he'd touched the woman's breast.

He later took to Twitter to say his attempt to "minimise disruption" was tricky while live and in the middle of a conversation.

  • This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.