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The You've Been Framed-worthy moment happened during a live report in which correspondent Sarah Smith discussed how to the potential upcoming election could result in Scotland seeking another independence vote.
During the News At Ten link-up, the hooded figure can be seen entering the screen from left before careering too close to the pond and tumbling in, lifting his arms up as he falls.
Luckily, the man gets up and out of said pond relatively quickly, and does what all of us would do in the same situation: cracks up.
Moving back to the left of the screen, the man can be seen holding his belly as he audibly laughs at his gaffe.
And the nation was laughing with him, as the faux pas wasn't missed by eagle-eyed viewers. Quickly taking to Twitter, they revelled in the hilarity of the moment.
"Best bit on the bbc "news" tonight.... wee guy falling off his bike," one user giggled.
"Kid falling off his bike live on bbc news rlly represents how british politics has been going the past few years," accurately remarked another.
"Guy falling off his bike on BBC news in Edinburgh tonight was highlight of the day. Can hear him laughing afterwards," said a third.
You can't deny, these kind of live television blunders are made all the funnier when the content is meant to be serious.
Case in point the viral moment from 2017 when Professor Robert Kelly's two children came flying into his office while he was giving a live interview about South Korea.
Never. Gets. Old.
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