Oh the joys of live TV.

BBC News reporter Dan Walker was forced to explain some strange goings on in the background of his shot last night when viewers took to social media to ask what that couple were doing on the beach behind him. 

He tried to reassure viewers that the bizarre scene wasn't "that" and that the pair were "having a hug" or "reading a book.... in a strange pose"

We're not sure if he was trying to convince us or himself.

Via Daily Record