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Pandemic Expert's Daughter Hilariously Steals The Spotlight During Her Mom's Live Interview

Dr. Clare Wenham's daughter Scarlett interrupted a live interview (@BBCNews/Twitter)

An inquisitive child has delighted viewers after she interrupted a live BBC News interview and even struck up a conversation with the newsreader.

Dr. Clare Wenham from the London School of Economics (LSE) was being interviewed about the pandemic at home when her daughter Scarlett appeared – talking loudly and even climbing atop the expert's desk.

“Mummy, where do you want this picture?" Scarlett went on to ask her mother, brandishing a frame that appeared to depict a unicorn which she had picked up from a shelf behind Dr. Wenham.

In response, presenter Christian Fraser commented:

“Scarlett, I think it looks better on the lower shelf… and it's a lovely unicorn."

Overhearing the newsreader Scarlett then asked:

“Mummy, what's his name?"

“My name is Christian," replied Mr. Fraser.

Scarlett responded:

“Christian, I'm just deciding where it can go and where mummy wants it to go."

“I think just on that shelf is great, thank you," said Dr. Wenham – before turning back to the camera and adding “I'm so sorry."

Mr. Fraser was good-humored about the exchange, describing it as “the most informative interview I've done all day."

The internet seemed to be entertained and impressed as well.

Looks like BBC Dad has a new rival.

Just another day in the life of parent in lockdown.

Dr. Wenham is an assistant professor in global health policy at LSE and had been on the program to discuss local lockdowns in the UK and the way testing information has been shared with local authorities.