Viewers tuning into the BBC’s News at Ten got an eyeful when a woman exposed her naked breasts on a computer screen, just yards behind presenter Sophie Raworth. A BBC worker, who was wearing headphones and slumped in his chair, was spotted watching woman remove her bra in raunchy movie scene. Ms Raworth 49 years old was presenting a live piece on England cricket team’s victory over South Africa, but eagle-eyed viewers noticed the screen over her shoulder. Around 3,8 million viewers watched the show and one person tweeted ‘@BBCNews why is there a porn video playing behind one of your news anchors during a report?’ The actress was wearing a black jumper while standing over a man during clip which could be seen on Monday evening. In what is believed to be an action movie, she then removed her bra to reveal her breasts during striptease. A television sourcesaid ‘This has gone down like a lead balloon at the BBC. It is totally unprofessional. It beggars belief a sex scene should be played live on air. The employee is on borrowed time when bosses catch up with him.’ Viewer Lyndsey Robinson noticed man watching clip and posted a video of it on her Facebook page and wrote ‘Did anyone else notice news last night on BBC??? Thought I was seeing things…but just re-wached On iplayer…nope I definitly saw what I thought I had.’ The BBC told it is investigating the incident.
During their time at Broadcasting House in central London, BBC employees have been caught chatting, yawning, flirting and playfighting in open-plan office. In June, BBC News anchor Huw Edwards fell victim to a technical glitch on News at Ten and was seen twiddling his thumbs for 2 and a half minutes. He was unaware he was live on air and later tweeted a pic of a Welsh beer to celebrate getting through shift. On Monday, just hours before striptease incident, newsreader Simon McCoy was heard sighing throughout his report on a dog surfing competition in California. He continued to sigh his way through report and his face fell in despondency when he said ‘here are the pictures.’