There's something about newsreader-related cock-ups that are oddly compelling (see also: Aengus Mac Grianna).
Maybe it's because it's our brief chance to see behind the veil of people who are usually stoic and situations that are usually treated with the utmost seriousness.
The BBC's News at Ten didn't quite go to plan last night, as newsreader Huw Edwards was unaware that the camera was on for two whole minutes.
In fairness to him, at least he didn't say something bonkers/potentially career-destroying, or do anything than jot down a few notes. It turns out that there was a 'technical hitch' that saw the system crash mere seconds before they went live, but the back-up system soon came into effect.
Still, you'll watch this right to the end and have no idea why, nonetheless:
Huw Edwards accidental two minutes of silence at the start of BBC News At Ten is weirdly compelling. Quality TV. pic.twitter.com/USyKM53HkO
— b3ta (@b3ta) June 20, 2017
The least biased coverage the BBC have given in ages
— FIRESUITE (@firesuiteband) June 20, 2017
He looks mad as hell, and like he's not going to take it any more.
— Steve Dennis (@subcide) June 20, 2017
He's drawing pictures of willies and practising his autograph bless 'im
— Waiting For Dogot ðŸÂ?• (@a_Troglodist) June 20, 2017
Things to buy on way home from work:
Oh- & a Rustlers Burger!
— Magic Del (@magicdel) June 20, 2017
The BBC news is much better when silent
— Richard (@rich1rugby) June 20, 2017
— Huw Edwards (@huwbbc) June 20, 2017