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WATCH: BBC's Nolan 'distracted' as credit cards hacked during live TV programme

By Jonathan Bell

Stephen Nolan interrupted his late night live BBC programme to reveal his credit cards were being hacked during the show.

Just ahead of a debate on the day's budget announcement on the Wednesday evening show, the presenter produced his phone and revealed he had received messages about bookings at exotic hotels across the world.

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"I think my cards have been hacked," he said explaining how he had been distracted during the past couple of minutes.

"I'm currently spending money in three hotels in three different parts of the world."

He later revealed the transactions had been made at exclusive hotels in France, Russia and Japan.

"You can afford it," said NIPSA trade union boss Bumper Graham.

"We need to hurry up and get this show finished or I will be skint by the end of it," the presenter hit back.

In 2014 the broadcaster had almost £20,000 stolen from him in a credit card scam.

And earlier this year the BBC revealed it paid Mr Nolan a salary of over £400,000 a year for his radio programmes.

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