The unnamed woman purposely watched into the shot while reporter Ben Brown was interviewing the channel’s assistant political editor Normal Smith about the Labour Party’s manifesto launch in Bradford.
Looking directly at the camera, the disheveled woman said “Absolutely fantastic”, before Brown quickly looked at her then moved to usher her away – but with an ill-placed hand on her breast. The woman then smacked Brown on the shoulder and walked off.
Brown himself was quick to clarify that the grope was entirely unintentional.
But viewers were divided, with some happy to give him the benefit of the doubt, saying that the woman was out of line.
But others were keen to criticise Brown’s reaction to the interruption, calling him arrogant.
Others, meanwhile, were just overjoyed at the opportunity for some jokes at the BBC’s expense.
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