After a loud crash was heard in the studios during her leadership debate with Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss exclaimed, “Oh my God!” TalkTV announced that the debate would not be continued.
“Kate McCann fainted on air tonight and although she is fine, the medical advice was that we should not continue with the debate. We apologise to our viewers and listeners,” a statement on Twitter said.
Before the lights went out, Ms Truss was seen holding her hands to her face.
She then took a step away from her podium and towards Ms McCann.
The show was immediately taken off the air, with a message on the screen saying, “We apologise for the disruption to this programme. We are working hard to fix the issue and will return to normal programming soon.”
Ms McCann was supposed to appear with The Sun’s political editor, Harry Cole, but he tested positive for Covid-19 earlier today.
“Covid finally got me for the first time with spectacularly bad timing,” Mr Cole said earlier today.
“Good news that you’re already recovering Kate McCann, it was a great debate and I look forward to getting grilled by you again shortly,” Rishi Sunak wrote on Twitter.
“Relieved to hear Kate McCann is fine. Really sorry that such a good debate had to come to an end. Look forward to catching up with Kate and the rest of The Sun and TalkTV team again soon,” Liz Truss added.
“I think we can all agree that she was doing a bloody brilliant job hosting the Tory leaders’ debate on TalkTV,” said TalkTV host Julia Hartley-Brewer. “We learned more about Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss policies in those 20 minutes than in the BBC’s full hour!”