— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) August23, 2017
ITV news anchor Alastair Stewart managed to conduct a serious interview with a mother and her son about allergies – all the while remaining unfazed by a toddler trying to climb onto his desk.
Education specialist Lucy Wronka appeared on ITV’s Lunchtime show on Wednesday along with her children George and Iris, to discuss their milk allergies.
During the discussion, Iris sauntered around the studio in front of the cameras, and made numerous attempts to clamber onto the veteran newsreader’s desk.
And not once did Stewart lose his cool.
At the beginning of the segment, Stewart also introduced the “delicious Iris,” who “will do whatever she chooses to do over the next couple of minutes.”
“You all right?” he asked Iris at one point, who was attempting to climb onto his desk. “You just carry on there.”
Here’s the full segment of Stewart’s interview with the Wronkas, which was made available on NBC News:
Stewart received heaps of praise on social media for keeping his cool throughout the interview.
— Sophie Sweeney (@Sophiaelle19) August 23, 2017
Iris was lovely. ???? Nice to see an inquisitive toddler being allowed to be inquisitive. Well done @alstewitn
— Jude (@faybijou) August 23, 2017
— HuffPost UK (@HuffPostUK) August 23, 2017
Wednesday’s incident is reminiscent of a similar episode this March, when political scientist Robert E. Kelly’s two young children burst into the room as he was conducting an interview with the BBC about South Korean president’s impeachment.