BBC News presenter and journalist Victoria Derbyshire failed to appear for her show’s opening headlines due to a fashion mishap
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BBC News had an amusingly uncomfortable opening today when Victoria Derbyshire didn’t make the headlines.
When BBC News opened at 9 a.m. on Thursday (August 12), the veteran journalist and broadcaster was nowhere to be seen when the theme song played and the camera panned over an empty studio.
Victoria could be seen behind the desk, struggling, but what was happening could not be seen.
The camera then positioned itself where it would be presenting, but there was a delay with the audible sound of Victoria breathing and struggling with something.
You could hear her say softly: “Oh my God!”
After a few seconds of absence, Victoria walked slowly into the reception area and said, “Sorry for the delay. Good Morning.”
Always the pros, Victoria made headlines of the day with news of the GCSE results, but the moment didn’t go unnoticed on social media.
Journalist Scotty Bryan shared a recent video clip and tweeted, “What’s going on @vicderbyshire?”
He also added, with an abridged clip of the moment, “All news programs should start this way”.
Victoria later replied to the post, explaining exactly what had happened, “Oh god, I couldn’t put my very high heels on [high heeled shoe emojis]”.
She also shared a picture of her high-heeled shoes from the day on the BBC News studio floor.
Well that explains that!
The viewers on social media were naturally very amused by the embarrassing mishap and went to Twitter to share their thoughts.
One person wrote: “@vicderbyshire’s calm when she walks in front of the camera is very special.”
Another person replied to Victoria’s tweet: “Tell me. How do you walk in such shoes ?????
Meanwhile, another viewer tweeted, “BBC News – Sums Up The Nation’s Feel”.
Elsewhere, one person remarked, “But really professional, keep it up!”
Another person wrote: “Last minute shoe change ahoy!”
Another might say: “I’ll try to hurry and open the door for the postman when he has woken me up”.
A Twitter user added that the message should begin like this: “haha, absolutely … just a soft” omg “spoken into space.”
Finally, a Twitter user concluded: “Super cool as always @vicderbyshire :-)”
* BBC News at 9 a.m. will air at 9 a.m. on BBC News. Earlier rates are available on BBC iPlayer.
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