Doctor’s adorable grandson ‘zoom bombs’ his live MSNBC interview about the coronavirus and becomes the star of the show
- Dr Irwin Redlener appeared on an MSNBC coronavirus segment on Thursday
- The doctor, who was speaking from his home, was interrupted by his grandson
- The toddler burst into the room and began babbling in the background
- Redlener attempts to push forward with his interview but is outshone by the boy
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A MSNBC news segment on the coronavirus pandemic was interrupted by a surprise guest after an expert’s young grandson gatecrashed his live interview.
Dr Irwin Redlener, a pediatrician and adviser to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, appeared on Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace on Thursday.
The doctor had been addressing the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in the city, where infection rates rose to 3 per cent this week for the first time since June.
But amid the grim discussion, viewers were treated to some comic relief after Dr Redlener’s toddler grandson made a surprise appearance.
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Dr Irwin Redlener’s appearance on an MSNBC coronavirus segment on Thursday was interrupted by a surprise guest
The doctor’s young grandchild stole the show after he burst into the room and popped his head into frame
The doctor had been addressing the recent uptick in coronavirus cases in New York City, when he was interrupted, prompting laughter from anchor Nicolle Wallace and her guest
The little boy was seen entering the room in the background as his grandfather tried to keep his attention to the screen.
His presence eventually became too hard to ignore after he popped his head into the frame next to his grandfather, prompting Wallace and guest to break out in laughter.
‘Oh boy,’ Dr Redlener said, as he attempted push the boy out of the way.
‘This is what remote learning looks like,’ Wallace quipped.
Redlener tried to push forward with his interview by trying to speak over the young boy who was babbling and singing in the background.
Redlener tried to push forward with his interview by trying to speak over the young boy who was babbling and singing in the background, but his presence became too hard to ignore
The clip was later shared on Twitter, where users applauded the doctor for remaining patient during the gaffe
Despite his best efforts, his grandson managed to steal the show after he climbed on his chair and stuck his tongue out to the camera, drawing more laughter.
‘This is the best thing that I’ve seen,’ Wallace said chuckling.
The little boy was eventually removed from the room.
The clip was later shared on Twitter, where users applauded the doctor for remaining patient during the gaffe, while gushing over the adorable toddler.
‘This was the funniest thing to happen all week! Thank you ALL for keeping your cool. What a great grandpa!’ one person said.
The segment was reminiscent to a similar on-air gaffe in 2017, when a Professor Robert Kelly’s live interview on the BBC was gatecrashed by his young daughter
‘Hilarious!! Nice to let your Grandson get some Airtime Doc … kids will be kids!!’ another added.
One user also drew comparisons to a similar on-air gaffe in 2017, when Professor Robert Kelly’s live interview on the BBC was gatecrashed by his young daughter who burst into the room and began dancing behind him.
But unlike Redlener, Kelly became tense and tried to remain professional during the blooper.
He did not acknowledge his surprise guest until she became too difficult to ignore.
The video quickly went viral and the father and daughter became internet sensations.