Huw Edwards caught out on election breakfast broadcast
A bleary-eyed Edwards later joked about his gaffe with political scientist Professor Sir John Curtice, who appeared on the programme to offer analysis of the results.
Introducing the veteran elections expert, Edwards said: “I’m just wondering whether Sir John Curtice has been helping himself to French patisserie this morning as he is chomping through his data.”
Sir John replied: “I was just about to say, Huw, whether you were going to send them up to us, because they have certainly not reached here yet.”
Edwards said: “I shall make a delivery at six o’clock Jonathan, no question.”
BREAKING: @thehuwedwards has just eaten a little bit of a crossaint pic.twitter.com/lgv8clvFzq
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) May 6, 2022
Last year the 60-year-old Welsh journalist and presenter anchored the BBC’s coverage of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April.
In 2017 a technical fault led to him being shown sitting in silence at the start of the BBC News At Ten.
Viewers on some devices saw Edwards seemingly unaware that the cameras were rolling for a few minutes as he wrote notes and looked down at a screen.
After the broadcast, Edwards tweeted a photograph of a can of ale along with the words: “I think I’m going to enjoy this little beauty after that Ten. Iechyd da!”
Earlier this year, Good Morning Britain’s Laura Tobin showed viewers she was eating chicken nuggets for breakfast and also spilt her drink on air having overslept following a late night after the programme won a charity news quiz.
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Unprofessional from Huw.
To be fair to Huw Edwards. The BBC disposed of actual humans in favour of Robotic cameras which are notorious for having a life of their own. It’s not a Conservative crime to be caught eating. Well not yet, he says.
Is this news?
I don’t think so
You must have a strong stomach Huw working for that firm!
I enjoyed your chat with Mr Price…
I think I’m right in saying when he was studying for his French degree in Cardiff he did a module on croissant appreciation.
Croissants are a form of pain.
Ask any French masochist.