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Political Reporter Chokes Down Fly During Live Broadcast (Video)

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Standing outside 10 Downing Street, a Sky News political reporter was caught on live TV choking on a fly.

Adam Boulton, 55, was reporting on a change to the British Prime Minister’s cabinet when a fly flew into his mouth. He tried to continue reporting as if nothing had happened.

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“And certainly if we look at the changing complexion of this Cabinet compared to–” Boulton cut himself off as his face contorted wildly.

“Adam, Adam, do you want to take a pause?” someone in the studio asked.

“No, I swallowed a fly, that’s alright — I’ve recovered now,” he said.

Boulton later tweeted that the fly must have come from the untidy public toilets nearby.

At 50p a time you'd think @CityWestminster could maintain their stinking Whitehall Public Loos

— Adam Boulton (@adamboultonSKY) July 15, 2014

A Vine meme of the gaffe has more than 130,000 loops.

Sources: News.com.au, Daily Mail

Image screenshot: Sky News