BBC viewers in hysterics over wild 2am interview with man who ended up at Buckingham Palace after work event
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 10

BBC viewers who were up watching coverage after yesterday were left in hysterics over a live interview at 2am.

 confirmed the news that the Queen had died shortly after 6.30pm on Thursday, as celebrities and politicians around the world paid tribute to the monarch.

Since midday yesterday, when news about concern around the Queen’s health broke, , and throughout the evening and night the channel was airing blanket coverage of the Queen’s death.

, with many gathering in the rain shortly after the sad news was revealed.

But one man wasn’t quite sure why he was there, as he was interviewed in the early hours of the morning.

In the clip, which has since made the rounds on social media, the Londoner is being asked: ‘Explain why you’re here, it’s the middle of the night in London and yet we’re still gathering here.’

The Queen died yesterday aged 96 (Picture: Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

He replied: ‘Well actually I came home after a work event and I turned on the TV and I saw you,’ he told the BBC presenter.

He continued: ‘I thought, hold on a minute, something is happening here and I came down to see this big part of it.’

She replied: ‘I’m sure I’m not the reason,’ to which he clarified: ‘I mean this event, and realising that people were here.’

The rain did not stop the crowds gathering in central London (Picture: PA)
He claimed to be on his way back from a work event (Picture: BBC)

‘And you wanted to be here as well?’ the BBC presenter prompted, as he replied: ‘Yeah I did. Five minute walk and here we are.

‘A lot of diversity going on, which is good and interesting and like beautiful really, isn’t it.’

Viewers have been left in hysterics at the clip, with one writing: ‘That’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in a LONG time… he doesn’t know why he’s there.’

Another joked: ‘I was half hoping he was going to say “yeah yeah…beautiful…sorry, why’s everyone here?”‘

‘Give this man a knighthood,’ someone else penned, while many others labelled him a ‘legend’.

The BBC had suspended its regular programming from lunchtime on Thursday after it was announced that there were concerns about the monarch’s health.

Buckingham Palace released a statement explaining: ‘Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision.

‘The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.’

After the statement was released, BBC One interrupted a programme to switch to a presenter in the news studio, who shared the news with viewers.

The channel continued airing live footage from Balmoral, including some of the Royal family arriving at Aberdeen airport to see the Queen, until a further update was shared at 6.30pm confirming that the Queen had died.

Presenter  then informed BBC viewers, adding: ‘A few moments ago Buckingham Palace announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.’

He then read out the statement from the Palace which said: ‘The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

‘The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.’