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BBC Accidentally Broadcasts NSFW Scene In Background (Video)

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The BBC has announced that it is investigating an incident in which the station accidentally aired a woman exposing her breasts in the background of a live news broadcast (video below). 

In the footage from the "News at Ten" show, anchor Sophie Raworth is presenting a test cricket series between England and South Africa, according to Yahoo News. Unbeknownst to her, a coworker outside the newsroom is watching a steamy sex scene on a computer -- and the news camera catches the screen's contents.

Raworth continues the broadcast stone-faced as the background scene goes on, showing a woman taking off her tank top and bra to completely expose her breasts. The colleague watching the scene is facing away from the camera and it's unclear if he knows that there is a live broadcast behind him.

Internet users expressed their confusion and amusement over Twitter.

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"Did I just see boobs on News at Ten?" one Twitter user wrote in response to the program.

"[BBC News] why is there a porn video playing behind one of your news anchors during a report?" wrote another.

It's estimated that 3.8 million people were watching the live broadcast at the time. 

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According to The Sun, sources close to the newsroom say that executives are furious. 

"This has gone down like a lead balloon at the BBC," said a television source. "It is totally unprofessional."

The source says that it's only a matter of time before the worker is fired.

"It beggars belief a sex scene should be played live on air," he said. "The employee is on borrowed time when bosses catch up with him. You can’t get away with this sort of stuff anymore."

Andrew Allison, member of the anti-union organization The Freedom Association, says that he was shocked to see the BBC gives their employees free reign on the internet. 

"I’m surprised the BBC hasn’t got internet filters to stop staff doing this sort of thing," he said. "I bet they get them now."

The BBC has said in a statement that it is launching an investigation into the matter. 

"We are establishing the facts," said a spokesperson.

As it turned out, it was the second time that day the BBC accidentally aired breasts on live TV. Only hours earlier, a woman flashed her breast in the background of a live interview. 

As a reporter was conducting interviews at the Sidmouth Folk Festival in Devon, a woman in a black crop top walked by and pulled down her top, exposing her breast to the camera. The camera crew appeared unaware and continued filming throughout the entire incident.

Sources: Yahoo News, The Sun / Featured Image: Dineshraj Goomeny/Flickr / Embedded Images: The Sun

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