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News reporters are coached to keep their cool on camera, but their training probably doesn't cover a situation like this.
Political reporter Lewis Goodall was covering a significant meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee from Whitehall.
But a man walking past decided Cobra could wait and slid in next to Goodall, asking:
Did you see a skinhead running past with a mobile phone?
Goodall - who glanced at him dismissively before ploughing on as if nothing happened - might be the only person uninterested in the story behind that bizarre question.
It later emerged that the passerby is Irish prankster James Slattery.
Yep, my brother made sky news.... 🙄https://t.co/dV1FPkfhcO — June 🇮🇪 (@June 🇮🇪)
Slattery was even dedicated enough to do the gag with crutches.
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