Sky News Foreign Editor Deborah Haynes has thanked people for their "lovely comments" after her young son gatecrashed a live interview on Wednesday at their home in Kent.
Haynes became the story of parents working from home when the youngster arrived in the room live on air as she was in full flow about Hong Kong.
"I'm really sorry, that's my son arriving," she said. "Really embarrassing."
"Can I have two biscuits?" he asked, showing next-level talent for knowing when, and how, to seal a deal.
"Yes, you can have two biscuits," she smiled.
Thank you for the lovely comments after my son's impromptu appearance mid-live-broadcast. I can confirm that his high-stakes negotiating skills netted him two chocolate digestives https://t.co/OQRGiMNih2— Deborah Haynes (@haynesdeborah) July 1, 2020
The programme then abruptly, and unnecessarily, cut back to studio where presenter Mark Austin said: "We'll leave Deborah Haynes in full flow there with some family duties. But that's what happens during lockdown and trying to report in lockdown."
Haynes took to Twitter on Wednesday night to reflect on the classic TV moment, writing: "Thank you for the lovely comments after my son's impromptu appearance mid-live-broadcast. I can confirm that his high-stakes negotiating skills netted him two chocolate digestives."
Austin replied to Haynes' tweet: "It was the best bit of the programme. Should have stayed with you! Smart negotiator right there."
It was the best bit of the programme . Should have stayed with you ! Smart negotiator right there https://t.co/Hxq3IkKd0y— Mark Austin (@markaustintv) July 1, 2020
That wasn't the only delightful cameo on Wednesday as BBC News' Christian Fraser and Dr Clare Wenham, Assistant Professor in Global Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, were also joined by a special guest - Dr Wenham's daughter, whose interests include interior design and unicorns.
"This is the most informative interview I've done all day!" laughed Fraser.
ABSOLUTE SCENES ON THE BBC NEWS CHANNEL pic.twitter.com/hvu9iWkkIz— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 1, 2020
How fitting that the girl's name is Scarlett!
BBC: "What's your daughter called?"— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 1, 2020
Interviewee: "She’s called Scarlett."
BBC: "I think it looks better on the lower shelf."
Scarlett: "WHAT’S HIS NAME? WHAT’S HIS NAME MUMMY?"
I *absolutely* lost it at this point. pic.twitter.com/ngO9zHOd2U