Video captures moment ‘medical issue’ brought UK Prime Minister debate to an abrupt halt

TalkTV was hosting a debate between two aspiring prime ministers who aim to succeed outgoing PM Boris Johnson, but their programming was interrupted after the host fainted,

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak were well into their second debate on Tuesday when the medical issue occurred. Video of the incident shows Truss discussing Ukraine and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s potential plans if the invasion is successful.

At one point during her explanation, a loud crash can be heard off-screen, and Truss leaves her podium with a concerned look on her face. It’s then that the program cuts out.


Worried viewers were left stunned, unsure of what had occurred.

In a statement issued a short while later, TalkTV clarified that a “medical issue had occurred, but did not give specifics at the time.

Finally, they revealed that the program’s host had suffered a fainting episode, which was likely the source of the loud crash that was heard.

“Kate McCann fainted on air tonight and although she is fine, the medical advice was that we shouldn’t continue with the debate. We apologise to our viewers and listeners,” the station explained.

The incident didn’t stop Truss and Sunak from using the opportunity to reach out to the small studio audience that had been watching the debate live. They continued to talk to them after the cameras had been shut off.


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