Watch the moment Sky News anchor Adam Boulton chokes on a fly live on air during cabinet reshuffle
Published 15/07/2014 | 16:52
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.