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Video shows the moment a TV presenter fainted during a live political debate in the UK

Jul 27, 2022, 01:34 IST
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Liz Truss gasps as a loud crash is heard off-screen during the Tory leadership debate on Talk TV.The Sun
  • A UK political debate was abruptly taken off-air after the presenter fainted and collapsed on set.
  • Tory leadership hopeful Liz Truss was answering a question in the debate when a loud crash was heard off-screen.
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A political debate in the UK was abruptly shut down after the presenter, Kate McCann, fainted and collapsed on the TV set.

The Sun/Talk TV debate between two Tory leadership hopefuls — Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak — was being aired live on Talk TV.

Truss was answering a question as a part of the debate when a loud crash heard off-screen startled the politician.

"Oh my God!" she gasped at the noise. She then is seen walking in the direction McCann was standing. The debate stopped broadcasting almost immediately after.

A spokesperson for News UK, which owns the Sun, told Insider that the presenter, Kate McCann, fainted and collapsed during the debate. They have chosen not to continue with the debate at this time.

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"Kate McCann fainted on air tonight and although she is fine, the medical advice was that we shouldn't continue with the debate. We apologise to our viewers and listeners," the statement from News UK said.

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