Wednesday 28 September 2016

WATCH: Late Late Show broadcasts lambs being born live on TV and it's lovely

Published 02/04/2016 | 10:49

Bernard O'Shea helping farmer John Fagan to deliver lambs on the Late Late Show
Bernard O'Shea helping farmer John Fagan to deliver lambs on the Late Late Show

The Late Late Show's obsession with all things lambs continued last night with the RTE chat show airing lambs being born live on TV.

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Given the recent controversy over Dynamo the lamb demonstrating farming equipment in studio, the Late Late ventured to a real life farm in Catlepollard in Westmeath for the segment.

Breakfast Republic's Bernard O'Shea was the roving reporter chosen to aid farmer John Fagan as he oversaw the birth of two little lambs.

John delivered a female lamb and then Bernard took over and delivered a little male lamb, and he was clearly moved by the experience (if a little perturbed by the smells).

"Oh wow, oh my God!" he exclaimed as the first lamb arrived in the world.

As the second began to arrive, he joked, "There's one for everybody in the audience!"

John helped Bernard lube up his hand before the 2FM presenter felt around for the second delivery as Tubs looked on, smiling, from the studio.

Viewers were divided on the segment, which promotes RTE's upcoming live programme Big Week on the Farm (Mon April 4- Fri April 8, RTE One, 7pm), with some praising the Late Late for venturing outside the pale, while others were not impressed...

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