When the Kids Crash Your BBC Interview


Professor Robert E. Kelly, of Pusan National University in South Korea, was being interviewed on BBC television when his children joined the live broadcast.


There are well known drawbacks to working from home: the isolation, the need for self-discipline.

But here is a new one: the invasion of the toddlers.

Robert E. Kelly, a political-science professor at Pusan National University in South Korea, learned this the hard way on Friday when he appeared as an expert on the BBC via Skype to discuss the South Korea impeachment scandal.

He appeared to be in a home office, with a door closed behind him. Shortly before the interview, he innocently let his Twitter followers know he would be on TV.

Then, as the questioning began, the door opened. A child toddled in.


Then another strolled in, this time in a squeaky walker. And then a woman burst into the scene, skidding around a corner and frantically trying to herd the wayward young people out the door.


She knocked books off a table before falling to her knees and grabbing the handle to close the door, finally, behind them all.