UK News Anchor Collpases Live On Air
As she moderated a debate between two candidates for UK prime minister, a TV host passed out live on television.
The British network TalkTV’s Kate McCann was moderating a debate between two Conservative candidates vying to succeed Boris Johnson.
When a loud crash was heard as Ms. Truss was on camera discussing the UK’s stance on the War in Ukraine, she immediately raised her hands to her face in alarm, looked around the set, and moved over to where McCann had been standing.
The program was abruptly stopped a few seconds later, and a graphic indicating a disruption took its place.
“Kate McCann fainted on air tonight and although she is fine, the medical advice was that we shouldn’t continue with the debate,” the statement read.
“We apologise to our viewers and listeners.”
The owner of TalkTV, News UK, admitted there was a “medical issue” and expressed optimism that they will “be back on air soon.”
Later, TalkTV tweeted to announce that McCann had fainted and that the debate will be interrupted even though she was “fine”.
Later, a different journalist who attended the debate reported that the candidates spoke with audience members directly after the incident.
Harry Cole, who was McCann’s co-presenter and the political editor of The Sun newspaper, had to leave the show after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day.
Following their first discussion, which was broadcast on the BBC on Monday night, in which Mr. Sunak and Ms. Truss squared off, this one featured them in a second debate.
For the following five weeks, the duo will continue to canvass Conservative Party members. After that, the members will cast postal ballots to determine who will become the new party leader and, ultimately, the British prime minister, which will be announced on September 5.