News bloopers don't get much better than this after a BBC presenter was caught giving the middle finger live on air.
Viewers have questioned if Maryam Moshiri was presenting ‘The Do One Show’ as the Chief Presenter flashed her middle finger just before transitioning into a news bulletin.
Soon after the programme's famous musical countdown ends, Moshiri throws up the finger while looking straight down the camera lens, taking her a good few seconds to realise she was in fact on air.
The growling look on her face soon disappeared and she snatched her hand away to avoid further damage.
Moshiri hilariously starts to present the news like normal as she reads out the headlines about Boris Johnson.
"Live from London, this is BBC News," she says, adopting a more serious look.
As anyone would be in that position, Moshri was slightly rattled as she referred to the 'coronaverse' pandemic at the end of the headline.
Quite rightly, most viewers saw the funny side as one person tweeted: "It’s the new BBC magazine programme @ 7pm: ‘The Do One Show’."
"Ye Gods, is that real?!?!" a second wrote.
As a third added: "New reaction meme UNLOCKED!."
Another wrote: "Oopsie! One for the VT Christmas tape!"
Someone else suggested: "Perhaps it’s like a game of ‘chicken’ and they dared to do things right up to the final second… so someone might be poking their tongue out, crossing their eyes or flashing, all before the credits finish.
"Or she was arguing with the cameraman.
"I’d love to be a fly on the wall."
"Should be standard protocol from now on," a fifth joked.
As pointed out by some viewers, Moshiri's recovery was quite something and 16 years experience has definitely come in handy there.
I think many of us would have crumbled.
Last month Moshiri was presenting at the time when BBC journalist Rushdi Abualouf was reporting from Gaza city and was forced to stop his interview after an explosion went off live on air.
Abualouf told her the explosion sounded 'quite close'.
He was clearly shaken up by the ordeal, with Moshiri asking him if 'he was okay' or he 'needed to go'.
The journalist seemed unable to come up with an answer before the clip cuts out.
Abualouf left the Gaza territory with his family on 20 November for safety reasons.Featured Image Credit: CBBC