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'She was in a hippity-hoppity mood': The dad from THAT BBC interview explains the whole thing

“I made a minor mistake that turned by family into YouTube stars,” said Robert E Kelly.

NO DOUBT YOU have already seen the delightful video in which two kids interrupt their dad during his very serious interview with the BBC:

Posted by on Saturday, 8 August 2020

Since it emerged on Friday, the clip has been dissected, gif-ed, tweeted about, and generally adored by millions of people the world over.

Earlier today, the family behind the interview spoke out about their sudden viral fame for the first time.

wsj Source: Wall Street Journal

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, political science professor Robert E Kelly admitted the BBC clip was a “comedy of errors” from start to finish.

He says his wife Kim Jung-A was watching the interview in the living room with their children - his daughter Marion wandered off to find her dad after recognising where he was, and baby James quickly followed suit on his walker.

bbcworld Source: Facebook/Newsbeat

Kelly had, unfortunately, forgotten to lock the door of the study:

As soon as she opened the door I saw her image on my screen. She was in a hippity-hoppity mood that day because of a school party.

After that, there was no turning back, as hard as his wife tried to manage the situation.

turbobaby Source: Facebook/Newsbeat

Kelly said he was initially afraid he’d never be asked on TV again, then surprised by the warm reaction to the clip:

We said to each other, “Wow, what just happened?” I mean, it was terribly cute. I saw the video like everybody else… If you watch the tape I was sort of struggling to keep my own laughs down. They’re little kids and that’s how things are.

“I made this minor mistake that turned my family into YouTube stars. It’s pretty ridiculous.”

So cute. All hail the queen.

robertkelly Source: Facebook/BBC Newsbeat

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