Journalist Huw Edwards caught off guard with a croissant on live TV

Huw Edwards admitted to having “a bit of a croissant” as he wiped his mouth and told viewers he was just finishing the pastry.

The veteran broadcaster made the confession on air during the presentation of the BBC’s coverage of the 2022 local elections.

He said, “I’ll tell you, I just ate a little croissant. So I just finished it and I’m ashamed to say it but here goes. It’s 6:20 in the morning…”

In 2017 a technical breakdown led to the 60-year-old Welsh journalist and presenter being shown sitting in silence at the start of the BBC News at ten.

Viewers on some devices saw Edwards seemingly oblivious as the cameras rolled for a few minutes as he wrote notes and stared at a screen.

After the show, Edwards tweeted a photo of a beer can with the words, “Think I’m gonna enjoy this little beauty after this Ten. Iechyd da!

Earlier this year, Good Morning Britain’s Laura Tobin showed viewers eating chicken nuggets for breakfast and also spilled her drink in the air, having overslept after a late night after that the show won a charity news quiz.