BBC Breakfast presenter Victoria Fritz risked alienating viewers from her toast with her behavior on tonight’s show (Wednesday 3 August).
The 38-year-old presenter confused viewers – and her co-host Ben Thompson – when she pretended to choke live on air.
What happened at BBC Breakfast today?
At the start of today’s show, Ben and Victoria took a peek at the morning papers.
One story that caught Ben’s interest was about a woman who hasn’t cut her nails in 25 years.
Her nails are now over 42 feet long — which is actually longer than a double-decker bus.
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The 63-year-old’s story may have interested some viewers, but judging by her reaction, Victoria’s stomach seemed to turn.
And it seems Ben forgot that some viewers had only just finished their breakfast when he showed the picture of the nails in question.
“Can we show you this picture? Because it’s kind of amazing, but also a little bit gross,” he said.
Victoria Fritz chokes
Ben’s co-host Victoria immediately made her feelings about the story clear, sticking out her tongue and gagging.
Ignoring her, Ben chimed in and said, “42-foot fingernails. Can you see her? You have to get the full feel of it somehow… It’s the fingernails.”
Ben held up the newspaper and showed viewers the picture of the woman with the longest nails in the world.
“Just so you have a sense of size, this woman is actually… she’s standing on a stair case and they’re actually taller than her. Crazy,’ said Victoria after she’d regained her composure.
“She’s been breeding them for 25 years,” Ben explained.
Turns in the stomach at breakfast
Ben and Victoria then confessed they had discussed what the woman could do with 42ft nails.
“She says her kids and grandkids help her polish them – it apparently takes up to five hours,” Ben said as Victoria grimaced.
“Yes, I am really confused and concerned about this. I’m sorry,” Ben said.
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“Yeah. You don’t even want to know what we talked about, the things you couldn’t! But you can imagine,” Victoria grinned.
“I’m sure people can imagine!” Ben replied.
“We are leaving it like this. It’s pretty early in the morning, isn’t it, Ben?” She laughed, clearly afraid she was going to keep viewers from their breakfast!
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