Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Watch the moment Sky News anchor Adam Boulton chokes on a fly live on air during cabinet reshuffle

'This Cabinet compared to...' - Adam Boulton as he chokes on a fly live on air
'This Cabinet compared to...' - Adam Boulton as he chokes on a fly live on air

It's the sort of thing a television news journalist dreads happening live on air - swallowing a fly while presenting the biggest national story of the day.

But Sky News senior political editor Adam Boulton powered through a rather awkward few seconds while announcing the Cabinet reshuffle.

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The 55-year-old got into noticeable verbal difficulties as he stood outside Number 10 on Tuesday afternoon.

Clearly struggling judging by his 'sucking a lemon' facial expression, Boulton said:

"This Cabinet compared to... (long awkward choking and pause) ...the last one, the one yesterday".

"Adam, Adam, do you want to take a pause?” comes a voice from the studio as the journalist appears to struggle.

"I know you’ve been talking non-stop, are you OK?"

Boulton replies: "No, I swallowed a fly, that’s alright, I’ve recovered now."

He then carries on like the consummate professional.

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