Michael Ball left red-faced after awkward The One Show blunder moments into return

Michael Ball left red-faced after awkward The One Show blunder moments into return

Alex Jones has been joined by a number of guest hosts in recent weeks, from Strictly Come Dancing finalist Chris Ramsey to Celebrity MasterChef star Gethin Jones. Tonight was the turn of Michael Ball to accompany Alex and they had a jam-packed One Show to get through, with stars of new film Tenet, Kenneth Brannagh and John David Washington, first up to speak with the hosts. However, Michael was expecting them on the BBC show a lot earlier than it turned out they would be, leading to a rather awkward moment.

Michael was the one to introduce the pair this evening as he began: “Now, cinemas around the country are about to get a brand new blockbuster to show.

“It’s a mind-bending thriller starring our first guests tonight. They are Sir Kenneth Brannagh and John David Washington.”

The One Show host then turned to the screen under the impression he’d be speaking with the actors right away.

However, instead of the pair appearing via video call, two images of the actors popped up instead.

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“Welcome, gentleman,” Michael said before realising the error of his ways.

Michael was left in laughter as his greeting was obviously met by silence as Alex tried to get the show back on track.

Stepping in, Alex said: “We went on a little date this morning, didn’t we first of all.”

Still laughing, Michael saw the funny side as he watched the two photos on-screen as he continued: “We’re not talking to them yet.”

Keeping proceedings going, Alex said: “Now we can’t reveal much about the plot,

“But, to be honest, even if we wanted to, it’s very hard to explain it, isn’t it?”

Michael agreed and a few minutes later, he was able to speak to the actors as they joined him via video link.

Making a joke about his blunder when Kenneth and John appeared, Michael quipped: “They’re a bit more animated now!”

“Now before we go, we just wanted to pay tribute to one of our colleagues, Charlie Mott,” Alex began.

“Who sadly died at the weekend,” she continued.

“Everybody in the team is absolutely devastated, he was hugely talented and such good company.

“We miss him so much. Our thoughts are with his family and we are sending lots of love from all of us here. Good night.”

The One Show continues weekdays at 7pm on BBC One.

Published at Mon, 24 Aug 2020 18:56:00 +0000