One of the biggest battles on election night was between David Dimbleby and a fly
The long-serving BBC presenter wasn’t impressed at the buzz in the background.
David Dimbleby was perplexed while hosting the BBC election broadcast – by a fly trapped in the television studio.
Dimbleby vs fly pic.twitter.com/0WVua5fGlO— Esther Webber (@estwebber) June 8, 2017
As news broke that the UK could be heading for a hung parliament, the stalwart political journalist became confounded by the unwelcome creature, which he said had been buzzing around for days.
Breaking off mid-sentence, Dimbleby said: “There’s a fly in this studio which is rather irritating me: we’ve been trying to get rid of it for the last three days but it’s still coming round.”
His annoyance about the sound quality from count broadcasts was also noted by those watching at home.
Here for Dimbleby's judgemental comments about the audio and the fly in the studio.— Rosianna (@papertimelady) June 8, 2017
David Dimbleby fighting a fly on the BBC.— Andrew Jones B.S. (@EthanRunt) June 8, 2017
I assume by 3am Dimblefly will anchor the results. #ge2017
For many, the episode proved to be the defining moment of the evening.
THERE IS A FLY IN THE STUDIO SOMEONE HELP OUT DIMBLEBY— Andy Brown (@Andy_GI) June 8, 2017
I'm going to bed with Dimbleby furious at sound quality and a fly in the studio the lasting thoughts— [Halloween Pun] (@td_ward) June 8, 2017
Fly attacking Dimbleby— Eggy (@TheBoiledEgg) June 8, 2017
It could be a long night for poor David.