The ongoing pandemic gave rise to more live broadcasts being transmitted from people's homes instead of in a professional studio environment.
Viewers delighted in rare glimpses of prominent people from inside their bedrooms, but it's the mishaps and interruptions that provided much-needed comic relief during these rough times.
One woman's interview on a news program demonstrated that checking the room's background prior to going on air should be of utmost importance.
When guest Yvette Amos appeared on BBC Wales on Tuesday to discuss her unemployment situation during the pandemic, viewers were more focused on what was behind her than what she had to say.
And you can't blame them.
There, on her bookshelf, was a NSFW object tucked among her whosits and whatsits galore.
And the internet was in hysterics.
Journalist Grant Tucker tweeted a reminder for anyone about to go live from inside their bedroom.
"Perhaps the greatest guest background on the BBC Wales news tonight. Always check your shelves before going on air."
Perhaps the greatest guest background on the BBC Wales news tonight. Always check your shelves before going on air. https://t.co/RK6GCiFuHk— Grant Tucker (@Grant Tucker)1611695558.0
This caused quite a sensation online.
Twitter user Harry Andrew also pointed out what was indisputably a flesh-toned dildo perched on her bookshelf.
Although it would make a good bookend.
This is apparently a genuine interview on BBC Wales, anyone spot something saucy in the background? 😂 https://t.co/LIIWN7wJku— Harry Andrew (@Harry Andrew)1611735233.0
Twitter's amateur comedy hour began with people wanting answers.
@GrantTucker Call me dildo-naive, but is that real? Or is it like a sculpture or art-piece or game-piece?— Psychedelic Maths (@Psychedelic Maths)1611725474.0
@GrantTucker What category of book does that fall under then ???— hadenough (@hadenough)1611701604.0
“Think happy thoughts” poster makes it even better 😂😂 https://t.co/ZWAB4lHBEa— Jordan Harvey (@Jordan Harvey)1611748984.0
Others were curious about something more sinister next to the bookshelf.
@GrantTucker Everyone checking out the ‘beef’, I wanna know if it came from whoever left the bloody handprints on t… https://t.co/8dEX7A4Xyl— jppeterson (@jppeterson)1611704933.0
@GrantTucker And nobody realised it was a murder scene- just look at the blood stained door and palm prints, you go… https://t.co/eDx9wQrqQH— MyLifesaBlast (@MyLifesaBlast)1611703629.0
Fantastic 😂😂 @BBCWales spicing things up in lockdown 🍆🍆 https://t.co/NTwOjZg4kd— Casey Warren (@Casey Warren)1611730978.0
People pointed out there was nothing to be ashamed of.
@GrantTucker If a woman's home alone in lockdown, she's gotta do what she's got to do. How many women reading thi… https://t.co/3BPKI0np1R— UnicornsRock (@UnicornsRock)1611737140.0
@GrantTucker puritanism alive and well. Maybe she didn't 'check' because she doesn't care?— Eoin Daly (@Eoin Daly)1611754615.0
@Norther89027139 @GrantTucker I thought you were pointing out it's used to pop bubbles.— Janet Pontin (@Janet Pontin)1611754365.0
It seems Amos' sex toy stole the interview.
@GrantTucker There is literally a twitter account for her dildo 😅😂🤣 https://t.co/SAWMXstL38— Kai #EGN (@Kai #EGN)1611744136.0
Yvette Amos is a god damn national treasure!— James Wright (@James Wright)1611708140.0
Always check your surroundings whenever you go on a Zoom or Skype session.
Otherwise, you might end up causing quite a buzz on the internet.