BBC newsreader Joanna Gosling has been sprung red handed scrolling through her phone during a live broadcast.

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As the camera cuts to her, she can be seen hunched over, hand on chin and looking quite simply, uninterested.

I’m sure any of us in this situation would have jumped up, looked surprised and shocked, and stumbled through the next story, but not Joanna. Just like a true professional she calming placed her phone on the desk before carrying on as if it was all part of the plan.

She has since apologised for the blooper saying she had no idea she was up next. “Thanks for all your lovely comments about the blooper yesterday!

Technical hitch meant I had no idea I was up next,” she later wrote on Twitter.