BBC Breakfast’s Charlie Stayt and Rachel Burden are left in stitches as rugby star Kevin Sinfield accidentally filmed doing a wee on live TV
BBC Breakfast’s Charlie Stayt and Rachel Burden were left in stitches on Saturday after rugby star Kevin Sinfield was accidentally filmed doing a wee on live TV.
Cameras were following rugby league star Kevin Sinfield’s latest run as he attempts to complete seven marathons in seven days.
Charlie proudly announced: ‘We have a camera on board a bike’ before he realised what was unfolding on screen.
Comical: BBC Breakfast’s Charlie Stayt and Rachel Burden were left in stitches on Saturday after rugby star Kevin Sinfield was accidentally filmed doing a wee on live TV
Charlie was then seen with his head in his hands as the screen switched back to the studio and he was heard saying: ‘Ah. OK. OK,’
Rachel, who was filling in for missing Naga Munchetty, struggled to contain her laughter as she said: ‘That was brilliant timing. Well done Charlie, I give you full credit for that. In the meantime, let me read this message while Kev gives himself a bit of relief.’
Naga was forced to quit the show less than 20 minutes into the live broadcast on Friday as she disappeared from the sofa as she started losing her voice.
Charity: Cameras were following rugby league star Kevin Sinfield’s latest run as he attempts to complete seven marathons in seven days
He plans to reach Old Trafford – where he won seven Super League titles alongside Burrow with Leeds Rhinos – at half-time of next Saturday’s final, and hopes to catch England winning their first World Cup.
He told MailOnline: ‘That would be a dream day. It would be absolutely wonderful if we turn up at half-time and England’s men are in the final and winning.
‘How we’ve performed so far has been outstanding. I think we’re good enough to win it, I just hope we can because it would do wonders for the sport. It would be a massive shot in the arm for British rugby league.’
Funny: Charlie proudly announced: ‘We have a camera on board a bike’ before he realised just what was unfolding on screen
But asked whether he would rather spend next Saturday featuring in the final or completing his seventh straight ultramarathon, Sinfield does not hesitate with his answer.
‘If my run raises hope, awareness and much-needed funds for a disease that has been massively underfunded, it would be that every single day of the week,’ he tells Sportsmail ahead of his third epic charity challenge.
‘Playing in a World Cup final would have been awesome, but it is not about helping others and that’s what’s more important to me.
‘Because of how my rugby career finished with the Rhinos, winning the treble in 2015, I got the perfect send-off. It meant I was able to shut that book and I didn’t want rugby to define the rest of my life.
‘I am really proud of the last two years and the hope we’ve been able to provide and the awareness we’ve created, all in Rob’s name.
Run: Kevin began a 275-mile run from Murrayfield to Manchester to raise money for motor neurone disease charities, in honour of his former team-mate Rob Burrow
‘The fact Rob knows I am shoulder to shoulder with him, and I’ll do everything I can to help him, that’s what matters to me. Ultimately, I’m just going for a run for a mate.’
Well, what a run it is, with Sinfield covering more than 35 miles each day for seven days.
His first ‘7 in 7’ challenge – in honour of Burrow’s shirt number – in 2020 saw him complete seven marathons in a week. Last year, he ran 101 miles in 24 hours, from Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road – where he works as defence coach – to the Rhinos’ Headingley Stadium. But this is another level.
Good cause: Sinfield admits he faces a ‘horrible and brutal’ task as he bids to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease. His former Leeds Rhinos team-mate Rob Burrow (L) was diagnosed with the condition in 2019