Advertising

MP Dennis Skinner just couldn't let BBC presenter Emily Maitlis have the last word.

When reporters and politicians argue on live TV, it can certainly get tense. There's something about seeing a slick, well-coached public figure lose their cool that's immediately gripping. That goes double when they threaten to throw someone off a balcony.

Due to that famous British restraint, this incident didn't go quite that far. BBC reporter Emily Maitlis had just finished interviewing Labour MP Dennis Skinner when a comment she made in her outro rubbed him the wrong way. Before she had a chance to throw back to the anchor, he laid into her about it, while she had no choice but to look on in awkward horror. When she insisted what she said was a joke, he retorted, "Well I think it's time you got real."

Sources: Mashable