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People Can't Stop Laughing About A TV Reporter Who Was Caught Off Guard During A Live Broadcast

"The way she was swiping she was blatantly on Tinder."

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A BBC News reporter was caught using her phone during a live broadcast on Monday, a gaffe that had people on social media guessing what she could have been up to when she went on air.

The camera pans to Joanna Gosling, who seems completely unaware that she's actually gone live.

@fishplums / Via Twitter: @fishplums

As the news ticker unfurls, she seems to slowly realize that she's LIVE ON AIR.

@fishplums / Via Twitter: @fishplums


@fishplums / Via Twitter: @fishplums

She then immediately jumps right into the broadcast.

@fishplums / Via Twitter: @fishplums

People said Gosling's slip is a definite sign that the UK as we know it is ending.

People mused over what she could have been doing on her phone.

@mattybrennan / Via Twitter: @fishplums

There were lots of suspicions she was online dating.

@xapno_mapcase / Via Twitter: @fishplums

"Naa she was playing candy crush."

@memz0072 / Via Twitter: @fishplums

Gosling had a pretty decent sense of humor about the gaffe and said in a tweet on Monday that it was all due to a technical glitch.

Joanna Gosling / Via Twitter: @BBCJoannaG

People responded complimenting her on her graceful recovery.

@stu_rt / Via Twitter: @fishplums

Gosling even made a short mashup of other things she could have been doing, including playing the ukulele.

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BBC Radio 1

But honestly, the blooper could have been worse.

@BBCJoannaG hey buddy - you styled it out well... :) Just lucky it wasn't like this poor girl!!

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