Toddler gives news anchor the runaround

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Toddler gives news anchor the runaround

Veteran British TV news journalist Alastair Stewart was interrupted by a toddler during his live lunchtime bulletin on the UK-based ITV Wednesday.

Lucy was on the set with her two children, George and Iris, talking about children who suffer from milk allergies.

News shared video of the toddler thrusting herself into the spotlight as her mother and brother discussed milk allergies with lunchtime host Alastair Stewart.

Viewers took to social media to express their amusement after the unlikely takeover.

Stewart seemed to know from the beginning where this interview was heading, as he introduced the segment saying: "And right at the front, the delicious Iris, who will do whatever she chooses to do over the next couple of minutes".

News anchor Alastair Stewart signs off the midday news.

The latest broadcaster to fall foul of the unsafe mix of small children and live TV is Alastair Stewart, who found himself completely upstaged by an sneaky toddler called Iris.

Iris kept him true to his word, as she ambled around the desk, smacked it, babbled a little and then finally just hopped on top to claim her rightful place in the spotlight.

At the end of the segment, he even gave the small interloper a high five. "Mary Nightingale, I think, will have a more peaceful time at 6.30", he joked as he struggled to suppress a smile.

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