Published: Sun, March 12, 2017
Culture | By Ray Hoffman

Dad's BBC interview interrupted by kids

Dad's BBC interview interrupted by kids

Video of the instant-classic interview fail (above) has gone viral and no doubt will bring a new wave of memes in the days ahead. Kelly tried to remain composed and get his daughter out of frame.

Professor Kelly, 44, was being interviewed on the news after South Korea's president, Park Geun-hye, was ousted from power. He finishes the interview on a serious note, and the anchor says thanks and "there's a first time for everything".

"What will it mean for the wider region?" asks the presenter.

Trying to maintain a sense of decorum, Prof Kelly keeps eye contact with the camera while trying to steer the child out of shot - before a baby in a walker enters the fray.

But as Prof Kelly swung out his left arm to usher the youngster back, a second child scooted into the room in a baby walker.

In a flurry, she grabs the two children and ushers them out of the room, knocking what may be some strategically placed books off a table in the process.

According to The Telegraph and The Daily Mail, she is his wife - Jung-a Kim.

Professor Kelly kept his composure through the whole ordeal, and repeatedly apologized for the disruption.

The woman temporarily vanishes, only to reappear, reaching to close the door.

The interview starts off like any other - the professor fields a question from the host in the comfort of what appears to be his home office.

"I think you've got some children who need you!".

Ellen wasn't sure if her son was aware of his newfound Internet fame as South Korea is 14 hours ahead of the U.S.

The incident happened live on BBC World News on Friday morning - and the memorable moment was originally tweeted by the channel's producer Julia Macfarlane.

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