UPDATE, 11:24 a.m.: The latest televised showdown between the UK prime ministerial candidates Rishi Altar and Liz Truss presenter Kate McCann stopped abruptly today after fainting on air.
A recently launched conservative channel Talking TV from Rupert Murdoch Moments after the audience heard a loud crash from the camera, he announced the end of the discussion.
Kate McCann fainted on air tonight and although she is fine, medical advice has been that we should not continue the discussion. We apologize to our viewers and listeners.
— TalkTV (@TalkTV) July 26, 2022
The incident happened when Truss, the current Foreign Secretary, was answering a question in the debate – as you can see in the video below.
As producers try to figure out what to do about a second encounter between former cabinet colleagues, former chancellor Sunak and front-runner Truss have wasted no time pitching their positions in the high-stakes contest to the closest voters they can find. As The Spectator’s deputy political editor Katy Balls explained from a London TV studio:
Sunak and Truss are now talking to viewers on a Talk TV debate pic.twitter.com/NBct9h8K6a
— Katy Balls (@katyballs) July 26, 2022
Both candidates also offered their best to Talk TV political editor McCann.
It was a relief to hear @KateEMcCann that’s good I’m so sorry that such a good debate has ended. Can’t wait to meet Kate and the rest @Sun @TalkTV team again soon. https://t.co/pvcl12G73X
— Liz for Leader (@trussliz) July 26, 2022
The good news is that you are on the mend @KateEMcCann.
It was a great discussion and I look forward to grilling with you again soon! https://t.co/ptogMJ3pt5
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) July 26, 2022
BEFORE, AT 11:08 AM: Tonight’s UK Prime Minister’s debate was interrupted after a loud noise was heard mid-show on the Rupert Murdoch-backed Talk TV network. Scroll down for the moment that happened.
A spokesman for Talk TV operator News UK said there was “a medical issue, not a security one, and the candidates are fine”.
ITV News political correspondent Karl Dinnen tweeted that he understood debate presenter Kate McCann, chief political correspondent The Telegraph, he was sick. should have presented with Sun Political editor Harry Cole, however, pulled out ahead of the debate after testing positive for COVID-19.
As we write, the show is trying to go back on air.
The competition is between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, two candidates fighting to replace him Boris JohnsonThey came and discussed it one day BBC. Truss’s camp has been criticized by Sunak for turning down an offer to be grilled by broadcast bigwig Andrew Neil on Channel 4 later this week.
Talk TV is a recently Murdoch-backed channel that presents regulars such as Piers Morgan, and securing the second major Prime Ministerial debate was a coup for the network.
What happened next? I hope everyone is well! #TalkTV #Sun pic.twitter.com/M9RvqVyCr3
— Harry Rutter (@harryjohnrutter) July 26, 2022
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