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OCTOBER 27, 2022

Robert Kelly
SCREENGRAB from BBC News/YouTube

Working at home can be a comfort and yet a struggle for professionals, chiefly working parents. But nothing equates with the “live parenting struggle” of an analyst attempting to keep his composure when his kids hilariously crashed his live interview on Friday.

Such was the case with Robert Kelly, a Busan-based political science lecturer who was answering the BBC host’s questions about South Korea’s domestic crisis brought about by President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment. In the midst of his interview, Kelly had to deal with his own “domestic crisis” when his four-year-old daughter entered his office and interrupted him.

“I think that one of your children has walked in,” the host pointed out. While Kelly was struggling to fend off his mischievous child, an infant strutting in a walker joined the party. The problem worsened when Kelly’s wife, Kim Jung-a, stumbled to collect both kids, which irked Kelly.

“Pardon me, my apologies,” Kelly repeatedly apologized to the host before moving on to his stance on South Korea’s hampering relations with its neighbor, North Korea.

Unexpectedly, his interview became an online outburst on BBC One’s Facebook page, with many users relating to Kelly’s on-air parenting blooper with their work-at-home strifes. “When your Dad is live on BBC News but you just can’t wait,” the page captioned the clip.

Even on Twitter, Kelly managed to keep a “straight face” while answering queries from users regarding his newfound fame. “What would that mean, please? Re-broadcasting it on BBC TV, or just here on Twitter? Is this kinda thing that goes ‘viral’ and gets weird?” he tweeted his response to a user’s query.  Gianna Francesca Catolico /ra