Sat. Feb 24th, 2024
alert-–-bbc-breakfast-presenter-returns-to-screen-as-month-long-absence-is-explainedAlert – BBC Breakfast presenter returns to screen as month-long absence is explained

BBC Breakfast presenter Ben Boulos is set to return to screens after his month-long absence. 

The programme has seen a shake up of hosts in recent weeks with Naga Munchetty also taking a break from the show. 

Ben, 39, who changed his last name to reflect his heritage in 2021, has been away on a trip to the United States. 

The news anchor visited New York, New Orleans and Washington DC but has now returned to the iconic red sofa. 

His co-star Naga has also been back on screen after several week away with Sally Nugent sitting in for her.

BBC Breakfast presenter Ben Boulos is set to return to screens after his month-long absence (pictured with Nina Warhurst)

BBC Breakfast presenter Ben Boulos is set to return to screens after his month-long absence (pictured with Nina Warhurst)

Last month, BBC Ben was interrupted while live on television by a man who had mistaken him for an employee.

The presenter, who was sporting a hi-vis jacket, was presenting a segment from a market hall in Birmingham when the hilarious encounter took place.

A confused-looking man could be seen wandering about behind Ben, who was talking about the rate of inflation on the prices of food ahead of Christmas.

While in mid-flow, the man walks up to Ben and asks him something, to which he replies: ‘I don’t work here, I’m just doing the news!’

From the BBC’s studio in Salford, presenter Jon Kay thanked Ben for fitting his reporting into his ‘shift at the market’.

Ben later reshared the moment on X, formerly known as Twitter, much to the enjoyment of his followers who laughed at the mishap. 

In the comments section, his fans posted a series of laughing face emojis and quips, including one who wrote: ‘Always good to have something to fall back on Ben!’

Another person branded the moment ‘more Breakfast TV gold’, referencing similar gaffes which have taken place over the years.

Last month, BBC Ben was interrupted while live on television by a man who had mistaken him for an employee

Last month, BBC Ben was interrupted while live on television by a man who had mistaken him for an employee 

Most memorable of which, was when Robert Kelly, an associate professor of Political Science at Pusan National University in Busan, was interrupted by his toddler.

At the time he was handling serious questions on the country’s president, Park Geun-hye, being ousted from power.

But suddenly, the child burst into the room in a bright yellow top and performs a comical dance behind the Cleveland, Ohio, native.

Robert, 44, focused entirely on the camera as he attempted to blindly hand off his daughter, who was clearly curious as to who he is talking to.

And his parental problems soon doubled as a baby also excitedly made his way into the room under his own power in a walker. 

While in mid-flow, the man walks up to Ben and asks him something, to which he replies: 'I don't work here, I'm just doing the news!'

While in mid-flow, the man walks up to Ben and asks him something, to which he replies: ‘I don’t work here, I’m just doing the news!’

In the comments section, his fans posted a series of laughing face emojis and quips, including one who wrote: 'Always good to have something to fall back on Ben!'

In the comments section, his fans posted a series of laughing face emojis and quips, including one who wrote: ‘Always good to have something to fall back on Ben!’

To complete the farce, his wife Jung-a Kim then came skidding through the threshold.

She grabbed two youngsters and attempted to drag them out of the door, but one of them can be heard wailing and the baby’s walker suddenly won’t fit back through the door.

Eventually, she managed to get them both out, and the interview continued.

When the interview finished, broadcaster James Mernendez says: ‘There’s a first time for everything. I think you’ve got some children who need you!’

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