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BBC One goes off air as announcer admits: “Unfortunately we’re having quite a night of it here”

‘2020 claims BBC One’: Beeb’s flagship channel goes off air as continuity announcer admits: “Unfortunately we’re having quite a night of it here”

  • BBC’s flagship channel BBC One went off air for several minutes this evening 
  • Plagued with technical difficulties which saw disruptions to BBC’s Panorama
  • Continuity announcer admits: ‘We’re having quite a night of it here.’

The BBC’s flagship channel BBC One went off air and was plagued with technical difficulties for around 20 minutes this evening. 

The problems led the continuity announcer to admit: ‘Unfortunately we’re having quite a night of it here.’

Announcer, believed to be named Delroy Haynes, saved the day for the BBC, chipping in every so often to reassure viewers. 

The BBC ‘s flagship channel BBC One went off air and was plagued with technical difficulties for around 20 minutes this evening

People on Twitter delighted in the Beeb’s difficulties, with one saying: ‘This is the most excitement I’ve had all week #BBCOne.’

Another added: ‘BBC One is broken and this is honestly the best live TV I’ve had in weeks listening to the voiceover guy panic whilst updating everyone.’ 

The channel began having problems when the One Show finished and was forced to put up an error message stating: ‘We are sorry for the break in this programme and are trying to correct the fault’. 

Shortly after, the announcer tried to reassure viewers the programme would resume as soon as possible but they were left waiting for several minutes. 

Twitter users delighted in the diffuclties the BBC experienced this evening, stating it was 'the best live TV in weeks'

Twitter users delighted in the diffuclties the BBC experienced this evening, stating it was ‘the best live TV in weeks’ 

Voiceover Delroy spoke intermittently to keep viewers updated: ‘We’re having a slight technical difficulty at the moment we’ll try to get it sorted as soon as we possibly can.’ 

But the gardening alteration was unsuccessful and instead the team tried to get the Panorama Can Biden Unite America? on.  

The channel continued to try and get the programme live, with several failed attempts – including one which showed the same error screen and another which saw the audio fail on the scheduled programme. 

People on Twitter joked about the constant stream of errors the team at the BBC One appeared to be experiencing

People on Twitter joked about the constant stream of errors the team at the BBC One appeared to be experiencing

In response, comedic Delroy said: ‘Unfortunately we’re having quite a night of it here so do bare with us we have a few technical problems we are working on them and we hope to sort them as soon as we possibly can.’ 

ITV’s Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid tweeted: ‘2020 has claimed BBC One.’ 

As well as rejoicing in the issues, Twitter users took to the social media platform to praise Delroy.

One woman wrote: ‘Tell Del that they just made my month. Definitely a much deserved drink due.’ 

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