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Hysterical moment sports presenter Mike Bushell fell into swimming pool live on BBC Breakfast

Sports presenter Mike Bushell had one of those ‘It’ll Be Alright On The Night’ moments, live on BBC Breakfast this morning.

He usually helps to host the show from MediaCity in Salford , but is currently covering the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

This morning he was tasked with interviewing five of England’s Games medalists, who were sat beside a swimming pool.

But as he joined them, live on air, hapless Mike missed the step and fell into the water, leaving the swimmers in hysterics.

England’s gold medalists Sarah Vasey and Adam Peaty burst out laughing as Bushell added: “I didn’t see the step.

“Just look before you get into the swimming pool; all the people here are literally on the floor.”

Hysterical moment sports presenter Mike Bushell fell into swimming pool live on BBC Breakfast

Mike Bushell joins the swimmers poolside

Bushell proceeded to continue with his interview, reported the Mirror , but as his microphone and sound pack ended up in the pool with him, he was soon hampered by technical problems.

Hysterical moment sports presenter Mike Bushell fell into swimming pool live on BBC Breakfast

Mike Bushell slips and falls into the pool

Back in the studio, BBC Breakfast presenter Charlie Stayt said: “If you’re just joining us, Mike is carrying on talking but we can’t hear him because a moment ago he fell in the water.”

The programme returned to Mike five minutes later and he completed his interviews.

Hysterical moment sports presenter Mike Bushell fell into swimming pool live on BBC Breakfast

Mike Bushell sees the funny side after his swimming pool mishap live on BBC Breakfast

“I thought it was a jacuzzi or a kids pool, I didn’t realise there was a step,” he said.

At least it didn’t happen near his normal place of work – he could have ended up in the Manchester Ship Canal!

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