TalkRadio listeners were shocked after the Conservative leadership debate came to an abrupt end tonight as presenter Kate McCann fainted live on air.
While a graphic was shown on screen to TalkTV viewers and to those watching online via The Sun’s website, there was no immediate indication for radio listeners as to what had happened.
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After several minutes, presenter Ian Collins then took over the broadcast from the TalkRadio studio.
Initially, the broadcaster only confirmed ‘there been a medical issue, it’s not a security issue’ and that the candidates are okay, with a News UK spokeswoman saying if it was possible to resume the debate, they would.
Later, a statement was issued explaining what happened: “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.”