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In the age of Covid, the internet’s favourite game is carefully examining what’s behind people on screen. Whether that is rating their room, or deciphering the meaning behind bookcases – on Tuesday one background item in a TV interview left people speechless.
Yvette Amos appeared on BBC Wales Today on Tuesday evening to discuss her experiences of unemployment during the pandemic.
However, it was likely viewers were not fully focused on what she was saying. The bookcase behind her held books, board games and what a appeared to be a very intimate item.
The image was shared on Twitter by journalist Grant Tucker, who tweeted: “Perhaps the greatest guest background on the BBC Wales news tonight. Always check your shelves before going on air.”
“This is apparently a genuine interview on BBC Wales, anyone spot something saucy in the background?” another person asked.
Perhaps the greatest guest background on the BBC Wales news tonight. Always check your shelves before going on air. https://t.co/RK6GCiFuHk — Grant Tucker (@Grant Tucker)
Another person wrote: “Fantastic. @BBCWales are spicing things up in lockdown.”
“Think happy thoughts” poster makes it even better 😂😂 https://t.co/ZWAB4lHBEa — Jordan Harvey (@Jordan Harvey)
Fantastic 😂😂 @BBCWales spicing things up in lockdown 🍆🍆 https://t.co/NTwOjZg4kd — Casey Warren (@Casey Warren)
Twitter immediately branded the picture hilarious, and people debated whether it had been an “Oversight or totally intentional?”
Absolutely screamed the house down watching this live last night
Oversight or totally intentional? You decide..... https://t.co/0ZRDir6tqh — Laura Xie (@Laura Xie)
Perhaps a quick scan around your room to make sure everything is in order, BEFORE appearing on live TV 😁😆 https://t.co/DfiphzVSxC — Richard Foleher (@Richard Foleher)
“There’s no way this wasn’t purposeful,” one person guessed.
One person thought it was likely just a “novelty candle”, “not that it helps much,” they added.
@GrantTucker What category of book does that fall under then ??? — hadenough (@hadenough)
Either way, calling Amos as a “national treasure”, people hoped she won’t get in any issues with the network: “One of the best pieces of news I’ve seen on #BBCWales @BBCWales. I hope she doesn’t get into trouble, it’s funny more than anything.”