BBC Breakfast fans rant over ‘awkward’ discussion as technical chaos sparks last-minute change

The BBC Breakfast suffered a technical blunder on Wednesday morning which left presenters rather red and viewers at home furious.

Journalists Dan Walker and Katherine Downes were desperate to fill the void when their guest Dr Mohit Mandiratta froze onscreen just before his interview.

As they were both unprepared for the crash, Katherine, 39, decided to highlight a newspaper article referring to dangerous squirrel attacks across the UK, which resulted in very embarrassing scenes.

Dan, 44, said: “Something Kat has desperately wanted to talk about all morning as we sort out our GP is squirrel attacks.

“You told me about it before we went on the air at 6 am this morning. What squirrel attacks are you talking about? “

Desperately browsing the papers next to her, Katherine, 39, told Dan that the article she found would definitely appeal to her.

But the impromptu segment left some viewers rather annoyed.

Speaking to Twitter, a viewer wrote: “This pair of sports nerds are chatting about wild squirrels.

“Do you have any fucking luck having adults discussing adult news on the #bbcbreakfast couch as it airs on the BBC’s dedicated news channel?” “

This is a live television story and is constantly updated.

Please refresh the page regularly for the latest TV updates.

TV & Showbiz journalists strive to find the latest information, reactions, images and videos related to this story.

You can also follow us on Twitter @DailyStar, or follow us on Instagram @dailystar for the latest 24-hour TV and celebrity gossip.

Or like our Daily Star Showbiz Facebook page to get the biggest stories of the day and have your say about them.

Why not also sign up to receive our regular Daily Star showbiz newsletters?

You can do this on this page by simply entering your email address above and clicking “register”.

Download the Daily Star app for flash alerts on the biggest stories of the day, so you don’t miss a thing.

Why not also subscribe to regularly receive our Daily Star newsletters? You can do this on this page by simply entering your email address above and clicking “register”.