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A Brazilian Hen Party Crashed The BBC's Olympics Coverage And It Was Lovely

Dan Walker interviewed the bride-to-be on Copacabana beach late on Saturday night, leading to a chant of "BBC! BBC! BBC!" by the hen party. (Note: This post contains a video that can only be viewed in the UK.)

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A hen party interrupted BBC Four’s late night coverage of the Olympic Games and presenter Dan Walker handled it like a pro.

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It started after a loud amount of noise came from the street nearby and Walker asked the cameraman to see what was going on.

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The bride-to-be, Maria, asked Walker "where are you from?" before trying to enter the studio area.

An impromptu interview began and viewers learned that she's getting married next month on Copacabana beach.
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An impromptu interview began and viewers learned that she's getting married next month on Copacabana beach.

"I want to say something for my husband," Maria said. Walker responded by saying: "A message for your husband? I hope he's watching BBC Four."

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Then, after finding out that Walker is from the BBC, she made her entire hen party chant "BBC! BBC! BBC! BBC!"

PART TWO: The hen party start chanting "BBC BBC BBC BBC"

What a wonderful Olympic moment.

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Writing on his Facebook, Walker said: "How do you solve a problem like Maria? You interview her live on TV! What a star. 546 things could have gone wrong but she was a delight."

Did this really just happen? Invaded by a hen party. Maria is getting married next month. https://t.co/0166XxjMRP

Maria was sent a link to the video by her friends on the morning after. "It is really crazy how these things happen nowadays," she told BuzzFeed News. "I consider myself a very spontaneous person and I think that's why we (Dan and I) handled the situation well."

At the end of the interview, Maria jokingly did a "call me" to viewers at home, to which Walker responded: "You're getting married!"

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Good luck on your wedding, Maria!

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