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BBC 5 Live’s Shelagh Fogarty shocked by mouse in studio

  • by ROBERT DEX
 

RADIO presenter Shelagh Fogarty was trapped in her studio yesterday after an unexpected guest made an appearance during her show.

The BBC journalist was about an hour into her Radio 5 Live afternoon show discussing drug use, when one of her guests spotted a mouse running across the floor, causing a panicked Fogarty to leap out of her chair, saying: “Oh my God, how horrible. Oh gosh, I’m sorry, I’m live on the radio squealing and saying how horrible and kneeling on my chair because there is a mouse in the room.”

Fogarty quickly brought the interview to an end, telling her listeners: “I’m going to leave it there, because I’m not sure I can continue interviewing in a serious manner when I know there’s a mouse scurrying around my feet.”

She added: “Please somebody get rid of the mouse. If it walks on my hand, I’m resigning. It’s on the bloody table!”

The journalist, who joined the station in 1999, later tweeted: “I’ve covered tsunamis, terrorist attacks, riots, gun culture – and a mouse tips me over the edge. La Condition Humaine.”

 

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