A BBC newsreader was left cowering behind his notes after he was forced to report on a story about snakes - despite being terrified of them.
Ben Thompson was discussing a record-breaking python which had been found in Florida, as he shuddered trying to read the script, warning fellow viewers who hate snakes to 'look away now'.
The 125lb, 19-foot-long beast was seen wrestling with a man in Florida.
"Has it gone yet?!", Thompson asks producers.
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