BBC Breakfast presenter falls into swimming pool during live interview

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Bushell, wearing something casual for a change, chose to adjust his position in order to get a good angle to speak with the entire team.

Breakfast presenter Mike Bushell us being hailed a legend after he fell into a pool while talking to England's Commonwealth Games medallists live on air.

But, just as he was congratulating his interviewees on their performance in Australia, he failed to notice a step inside the water, and hilarity ensued.

Try though they might, the swimmers, who included Adam Peaty and Siobhan Marie O'Connor, couldn't contain their laughter at the gaffe.

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Bushell takes a tumble while interviewing Team England's swimmers.

Here's what happened. - As he got into the water for the interview, he said, "I'm going to be careful because I've got a sound pack on".

Bushell did attempt to carry on but Vasey was unable to stop laughing and back in the studio, Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt were unable to hear him because his soundpack had stopped working. However, unbeknown to him there was another step and he fell straight into the pool with his interviewees looking on in shock.

He managed to complete his interview five minutes later, before adding: 'I thought it was a jacuzzi or a kids pool, I didn't realise there was a step'.

Bushell then provided a word of caution to the viewers: "Just look before you get into the swimming pool, OK".

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