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WATCH: BBC apologises after sex noises interrupt live FA Cup coverage

The broadcasters battled through as the moan-noises blasted in the studio.
19 January 2023 7:45AM

Some things will never not be funny, and a good old porn-noise stitch up is one of them. 

The BBC has apologised after loud moaning noises interrupted live television coverage of the FA Cup on Tuesday (January 17).

BBC broadcaster Gary Lineker was presenting the third-round replay for Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Liverpool, when the loud moaning noises began filling the studio and viewers’ TVs.

Lineker stayed as professional as he could, giggling as the noise continued but still managing to just get through what he needed to say. 

“Somebody’s sending something on someone’s phone, I think. I don’t know whether you heard it at home,” he said, crossing to former England striker Alan Shearer in the commentary box.

Watch the moment up top. 

As soon as the studio wasn’t being televised, they searched the studio and found someone had taped a phone to the back of the set to fire off the rude noises. 

The BBC offered an official apology to any viewers that were offended, but plenty of people saw the funny side of it. 

Likeman tweeted a photo of the phone, with the caption: “Well, we found this taped to the back of the set. As sabotage goes it was quite amusing.”

Later in the night, Likeman appeared back on the BBC’s Newsnight segment and questioned why the BBC even apologised.

"We've certainly got nothing to [be sorry] for," he told the BBC's Kirsty Wark.

"If you told me this morning that tonight I'd be on Newsnight talking about a porn scandal," he added, laughing, "I would have been terrified."

The clip has since gone viral and people online are amused - New Zealand’s very own Paddy Gower being one of them. He tweeted:

“People tuning into BBC just now have no idea what they have missed. Television History in the making.”

Turns out, the prankster behind the ordeal was YouTuber Daniel Jarvis, who taped a phone to the back of the set in the studio and live streamed the prank. He’s the bloke who notoriously used to invade high profile sporting events by running onto the pitch and lining up with various teams during the national anthem. 

He once did it at an All Blacks v Wales game, and subsequently was labelled an “idiot” by Sir John Kirwan. 

After Jarvis’ pitch-invades, he was slapped with a lifetime ban by the Welsh Rugby Union.