UK PM’s debate ends abruptly after presenter passes out on air

A live debate between two candidates vying to succeed Boris Johnson as British Prime Minister came to an abrupt end on Tuesday when the presenter passed out, causing a loud on-air crash.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and former finance minister Rishi Sunak were about 30 minutes from their confrontation when a crash was heard in the studio. The camera was on Truss at the time, and she brought her hands up to her face and said, “Oh, my God.” The show cut to a halt as she began to exit the camera towards the sound.

Talk TV, which hosted the debate, said the presenter, their political editor, passed out.

“Kate McCann passed out on air tonight and while she is doing well, the medical advice was that we should not continue the debate. We apologize to our viewers and listeners,” the network said. tweeted.

Truss and Sunak then sent out tweets wishing McCann luck.

“Relieved to hear that @KateEMcCann is okay. Really sorry such a great debate had to end,” Truss said.

Sunak said it was good to hear that McCann was already recovering.

“It was a great debate and I look forward to being toasted by you again soon!” he tweeted.

The new leader of the ruling Conservative Party will be chosen by around 180,000 party members. Johnson stepped down on July 7 amid intense pressure to quit following multiple controversies. The new prime minister will be announced on September 5.


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