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.
— Esther Webber (@estwebber) June 8, 2017
Dimbleby vs fly pic.twitter.com/0WVua5fGlO
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.
— Andrew Jones (@EthanRunt) June 8, 2017
David Dimbleby fighting a fly on the BBC.
I assume by 3am Dimblefly will anchor the results. #ge2017
For many, the episode proved to be the defining moment of the evening.
— Andy Brown (@AndyTechDad) June 8, 2017
THERE IS A FLY IN THE STUDIO SOMEONE HELP OUT DIMBLEBY
— Wardy™ (@td_ward) June 8, 2017
I'm going to bed with Dimbleby furious at sound quality and a fly in the studio the lasting thoughts
— Eggy 🥚 (@TheBoiledEgg) June 8, 2017
Fly attacking Dimbleby ����
It could be a long night for poor David.