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Sunday 20 April 2014

Radio presenter 'trapped' by mouse

A mouse caused chaos in the 5Live radio studio

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

The BBC journalist was around an hour into her 5Live 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 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 sat up on her chair and told the audience she was "just about okay", adding: "But these feet aren't touching the ground, I've got big boots on as well. There's no way this mouse could do me harm, it's quite ridiculous.

"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 and has worked on its drivetime and breakfast shows, 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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