BBC presenters Charlie Stayt and Rachel Burden were left in hysterics as they cut to Leeds Rhino legend Kevin Sinfield taking part in an ultra-marathon to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease awareness.
Kevin’s close friend and teammate Rob Burrows was diagnosed with the disease back in 2019 and since Kevin has raised lots of money inspired by Rob.
Beginning his fundraiser on Sunday 13th November aiming to reach Old Trafford for the half-time whistle at the Rugby League World Cup men’s final on Saturday 19th November.
BBC Breakfast was covering Kevin’s feat live but picked the wrong time to cut to him as the former rugby star had stopped for a wee.
Watch the moment he was caught live on BBC below:
The BBC presenter Charlie said: “We have a camera on board a bike which is following…we set him off every morning and we don’t really know how it works apart from…” Then cutting to the action Kevin was caught taking a toilet break on live television cameras.
Rachel made light of the situation joking: “Now we know how it works.”
Kevin’s seven-day ultra-marathon effort has raised £1.3m raised for causes such as Motor Neurone Disease Association, Leeds Hospitals Charity, The Darby Rimmer MND Foundation, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and MND Scotland. The star finished his gruelling challenge at Old Trafford this afternoon – and we have to say what an incredible man and what an incredible achievement.
Writing on the Rugby League World Cup 2021 Twitter page saying: “We could all do with a friend like Kevin Sinfield, who has just completed an unbelievable 7 ultramarathons in 7 days in support of MND research and ex-teammate Rob Burrow.”
Feature Image Credit: BBC