The One Show’s Alex Jones almost took a tumble live on air during a tour of the new BBC News studio.
The presenter rushed to the refurbished studio during a video break on Monday night’s programme and was greeted by newsreader Huw Edwards who walked through the revamped space.
However, before Huw could get stuck into it, Alex attempted to sit down but almost missed the seat.
The broadcaster let out a cry as she attempted to steady herself before quickly apologising for the blunder.
‘Can I just say, that’s not going to happen to any of my guests,’ Huw chuckled.
Ah, the joys of live television!
The revamped Studio B stomping grounds boasts of a curved catwalk and more interactive screens.
It will be the new home of the News at Six and Ten, as well as London’s regional bulletins and some political programmes, and marks the first major development of a BBC News studio in 10 years.
The space also features distinct areas such as a curved catwalk to help guide viewers through complex stories and link to regional BBC programmes.
A new central tower will present graphics and visuals in a vertical format similar to that of a smartphone screen, while there will also be a bigger weather map to update viewers ‘dynamically’.
A robotic camera system with tracks embedded in the floor will allow the presenter to move around more safely, the BBC said, and the space can also be reconfigured for special occasions such as elections.
The set also uses less power than the previous studio by replacing its lights with LEDs.
Jonathan Munro, interim director of news, said: ‘Bringing greater value to our audiences has been at the core of this project and we’re so excited to finally bring the newly refurbished studio to viewers at home.
‘It really puts them at the heart of our reporting while also highlighting the great variety of what BBC News has got to offer.
‘As the first major refurbishment our news studios have seen in a decade, it is a real blueprint for how we move forward in future-proofing our news output.’