Sky News’s Becky Johnson nearly run over during news report in Wales

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Braking news! Bizarre moment Sky correspondent Becky Johnson narrowly avoids being run over by reversing car as she reports live from Welsh market town

  • Correspondent Becky Johnson was just about to report from Knighton, Powys
  •  A white car reversed behind Ms Johnson just as her news piece went live
  • The presenter in the Sky News studio said: ‘There’s a car reversing behind you’
  • Ms Johnson joked about the car before continuing with the news broadcast 

A Sky News presenter has been praised for being ‘unflappable’ after carrying on a broadcast while a car narrowly avoided reversing into her.

Correspondent Becky Johnson, from Wochestershire, was prepared to carry on with her news piece in Knighton, Powys, despite a car reversing onto the road just inches behind her.

Footage of the near-miss showed a news presenter in the studio ask ‘Becky. How’s it looking’ as the camera panned to Ms Johnson. 

When the white car immediately reversed into shot he added: ‘There’s a car reversing behind you.’

Correspondent Becky Johnson, from Wochestershire, was prepared to carry on with her news piece in Knighton, Powys, despite a car reversing onto the road just inches behind her

She said: ‘I know I am just trying not to get knocked over actually. But yeah, apart from that.’

The unshakeable presenter went on to continue her newscast as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened.

Impressed viewers praised Ms Johnson for being ‘unflappable’ despite almost getting knocked down by a car while live on air.

Kit Bradshaw said: ‘as unflappable as always.’

Robert Mawdsley was less impressed. He wrote: ‘She could try not standing in the middle of the road!’

Impressed viewers praised Ms Johnson for being 'unflappable' despite almost getting knocked down by a car while live on air

Impressed viewers praised Ms Johnson for being ‘unflappable’ despite almost getting knocked down by a car while live on air

The unshakeable presenter went on to continue her newscast as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened

The unshakeable presenter went on to continue her newscast as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened

It comes after the Welsh Government asked for more support from Westminster to protect jobs and businesses ahead of a possible two-week circuit-break lockdown. 

Vaughan Gething, the country’s health minister, said the furlough scheme ends on October 31 and will be replaced with a ‘less generous’ Job Support Scheme.

He told the BBC‘s Politics Wales show the Welsh Government is ‘arguing’ with ministers in London that a ‘more certain and more generous package’ is needed.

From November 1 the UK Government will pay 67 per cent of wages – up to a maximum of £2,100 a month – for each employee. 

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