Sunday 22 September 2019

Oops… Zoe Ball’s ringing phone disrupts Strictly It Takes Two interview

She received a phone call from her son while on air.

Zoe Ball turning off her phone. Photo: PA / BBC
Zoe Ball turning off her phone. Photo: PA / BBC

By Joe Nerssessian, Press Association

Zoe Ball was left a little red-faced on Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two as she was interrupted by a phone call from her son.

The presenter, 46, was interviewing Aston Merrygold and partner Janette Manrara on Wednesday night’s show when she realised her phone was buzzing underneath the pillow behind her.

She told the couple: “Someone’s ringing me I’m really sorry… it’s my son, I’ll just turn it off.”

Fortunately Merrygold and Manrara found the incident hilarious – as did viewers at home.

Sue Blyth labelled it a “classic moment” on Twitter.

Nicola Wood posted: “@ZoeTheBall loved your son ringing you in the middle of ITT when he must have known where you were.”

Jason Wells wrote: “The legend that is @ZoeTheBall getting a call from her son live on tv,” adding the hashtag “awesomemum”.

Lewis Pringle had advice for the presenter, tweeting: “Hahahaha always switch your phone off on live telly @ZoeTheBall.”

Ball had been asking Merrygold and Manrara how competitive they were with their rival couples.

Eventually after the laughter had subsided, Manrara replied: “We’re really supportive of each other. We literally rehearse in studios right next to each other so we’re constantly going backwards and forth and we show each other’s routine and cheer each other on.

“It’s really nice.”

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