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

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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.”