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Video: BBC News presenter Ben Brown slapped after touching woman’s breast on live TV

By PA Mediapoint

A woman slapped a BBC presenter after he appeared to touch her breast as he moved her out of the way during a live interview.

News anchor Ben Brown was speaking to his colleague, assistant political editor Norman Smith, about the launch of the Labour Party election manifesto in Bradford when the men were interrupted by a member of the public.

The woman, who was carrying several bags and wearing a leopard print top and black jacket, stood between the pair and said: “Absolutely fantastic.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC6997umCRk

But she was quickly brushed aside by Brown, whose right hand appeared to touch her breast as he tried to move her out of shot.

The as-yet unnamed woman then slapped him on the shoulder before walking off across camera.

Brown later tweeted: “Unfortunate interruption of broadcast in Bradford – just tried to minimise disruption but v tricky live on air – completely unintentional.”

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Viewers who saw the incident were quick to pass comment on Twitter.

Cameraman Jason Farrington said: “Bit of a boob by Ben Brown…”

Stuart Fry said: “She attempted to interrupt the live coverage. She’s miffed!”

Picture: BBC News/PA Wire

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