Tory MP Tom Tugendhat has been invited to appear on BBC Breakfast from Home to discuss the escalating crisis in Ukraine after President Vladimir Putin launched a military operation early this morning
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BBC Breakfast’s Charlie Stayt was forced to pause an interview with Tory MP Tom Tugendhat about the escalating crisis in Ukraine, when the politician’s daughter sweetly interrupted.
Mr Tugendhat called on the BBC’s morning program from his home on the program’s Thursday to discuss President Vladimir Putin’s military operation in Ukraine which kicked off early this morning.
Boris Johnson gave a rare national address after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine with explosions resounding throughout major cities.
Moments before Mr Tugendhat’s daughter appeared, he told BBC Breakfast’s Charlie: “We need to make sure that this is true, reflecting an act of war, of a militarized state and invasion the first of a European country since 1939.”
The 59-year-old presenter replied: “But Mr. Tugendhat, you would be very aware that if the sanctions -“
He then interrupted himself when the discussion took a turn when his daughter Tugendhat appeared from behind the politician in his home and began tapping him on the shoulder.
The congressman put his finger to his lips in a shy gesture as he looked at his daughter, whose voice then echoed in the background.
Charlie then said: “I’m sorry, you were interrupted there, are you okay? Are you ok to continue? ”
The politician was later seen whispering to his daughter as his head swayed back and forth between his young child and the BBC Breakfast presenter.
Mr. Tugendhat then replied: “Yes. Sorry, continue, continue. ”
BBC Breakfast viewers took to Twitter to marvel at the adorable moment, with one post: “Tom Tugendhat shows nothing but a smile and loving gaze at his intervening daughter, who is happy Happy didn’t know he was live on TV”
Added: “It is impossible to imagine a Russian politician surviving a similar experience. Reminds us of all the freedoms we enjoy. ”
Another wrote: “There’s something quite poignant about Tom Tugendhat’s BBC Breakfast interview about Ukraine interrupted by his daughter when he talks about the tragedy of families fleeing the impoverished. where they love.”
This came as Boris Johnson addressed the nation about the terrifying situation in Ukraine, saying that the Putin regime would be attributed with a “status of pariah” after unleashing “a tidal wave of violence” against Ukraine.
“Diplomatically, politically, economically – and ultimately militarily – this heinous and barbaric venture by Vladimir Putin must end in failure,” the prime minister said.
He added: “I do not believe that the Russian dictator will never succumb to the nationalist sentiments of the Ukrainians and their fervent belief that their country must be free and I say to the British people. .”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/bbc-breakfasts-charlie-stayt-halts-26319397 BBC Breakfast's Charlie Stayt pauses Ukraine interview as congressman's child disrupts interview