Gary Lineker, the Match of the Day BBC presenter, had to laugh off a prank played in the studio as pornography noises were played during the show’s live coverage.
Noises from a porn clip were heard as Linkerer presented a pre-match build-up before the Liverpool v Wolves fixture.
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It was later revealed, following a studio hunt, that YouTube prankster Daniel Jarvis was behind the joke after a mobile phone taped to the back of the set was uncovered.
The BBC went on to apologise to any viewers who were offended, but Lineker himself said that it was a good prank and there was nothing to apologise for.
‘As far as sabotage goes it was quite amusing’ he said. The prank played out as Lineker presented the programme in a studio at Wolverhampton’s Molineux Stadium alongside pundits Paul Ince and Danny Murphy.
Well, we found this taped to the back of the set. As sabotage goes it was quite amusing. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ikUhBJ38Je
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) January 17, 2023
Lineker explained later on Tuesday that he initially thought a video had been sent to one of the pundit’s phones that they had inadvertently left switched on. However, given how loud it was, he also noticed that every time the producers cut away from the studio to show a video clip the noises stopped immediately.