Table collapses are part of every announcer’s nightmare. They can happen at the most inopportune times. Ask the Spanish language WWE announcers as they had to experience that whenever wrestlers decided to use their table for body slams.

But asides from that, a table break is rare, but it happened today to the announcers calling the final moments of the Tour de France’ Stage 4 on BBC 5 Live Radio. Announcer Robert Hatch referenced it both live and on social media:

And yes, BBC 5 Live did post that video and it’s as good as you can imagine:

Kudos to the guys for continuing to broadcast without missing a beat. It’s not easy to continue when your table with your monitors, notes and cookies (?) go sliding, but luckily, the BBC crew didn’t lose anything and were able to continue.

[BBC 5 Live]

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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