This Morning plays Meghan Trainor ‘All About That Bass’ during Stephen Hawking tribute
This Morning made a major technical blunder today when producers accidentally played Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ over a Stephen Hawking tribute.
Following the death of Stephen Hawking, ITV’s This Morning paid tribute to the iconic physicist at the end of the show.
However, producers made a rather distracting error as an upbeat Meghan Trainor song played while Hawking’s picture was shown.
Hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield ended the episode with a segment about the “world renowned” and “genuine genius”.
“He leaves behind a huge legacy, not just as a mathematician and astrophysicist, but also an inspiration to millions,” Phillip said.
As the presenter was talking, This Morning cut to an image of the scientist and Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ played for a few seconds.
Realising the error, producers quickly cut the music and changed the recording to the sound of Hawking’s voicebox.
The music may have been momentary, but viewers were quick to notice the blip on Twitter:
#ThisMorning playing all about that bass on Stephen Hawking’s tribute 😬
— mel 🌸🍓 (@melbuntx) March 14, 2018
— linda (@lindafraser852) March 14, 2018
— Peter Flanagan (@radiopeterf) March 14, 2018
— hollie 💕 (@holliebeau) March 14, 2018
This Morning airs weekdays at 10:30am on ITV.
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