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Twitter image of @jamierobITV of a man holding a dead squirrel behind ITV News correspondent Romilly Weeks during the lunchtime bulletin. Photo: @jamierobITV/PA Wir

Twitter image of @jamierobITV of a man holding a dead squirrel behind ITV News correspondent Romilly Weeks during the lunchtime bulletin. Photo: @jamierobITV/PA Wir

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Twitter image of @jamierobITV of a man holding a dead squirrel behind ITV News correspondent Romilly Weeks during the lunchtime bulletin. Photo: @jamierobITV/PA Wir

There was a case of fur comment during the ITV news when a man walked past during a live broadcast, holding a squirrel.

The bizarre "photobombing" incident happened as journalist Romilly Weeks reported from Westminster for the lunchtime bulletin.

The man was seen walking behind the reporter holding the rodent by its tail. There were suggestions that the grey squirrel was dead.

Ms Weeks wrote on Twitter: "Oh dear upstaged on the lunchtime news by a dead squirrel."

Her ITV colleague, Jamie Roberton, tweeted: " A man just walked past (Ms Weeks) with a dead squirrel live on ITV News."

Observers pointed out that January 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day.

Ms Weeks said: " Apparently it's Squirrel Appreciation Day. Would have thought they'd prefer to be appreciated alive."

PA Media