BBC presenter seen ‘smoking’ during coronavirus broadcast – but is all as it seems?

A TIK TOK video has gone viral showing a BBC News presenter holding what appears to be an unlit cigarette.

Reeta Chakrabarti holds the mystery item between her fingers as she reads the latest headlines.

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Just what is Reeta Chakrabarti holding in her hand?[/caption]

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The footage is originally from 31 October, when it was announced England would be placed under a second lockdown.

The clip has left viewers divided, unable to decide whether it was indeed a cigarette or the bottom end of a pen.

“When you forget to put your fag out before your shift”, the post, which has since racked up 5,000 likes, was captioned.

“Poor women must need one, I feel like one myself gave up ages ago,” one user commented.

“That’s hilarious. You think she needs it after tonight’s waiting game,” another wrote.

“OMG what a joke, she must have been in a hurry,” commented another user.

Others pointed out it was just an unfortunate angle and the object was just a pen.

“It’s clearly the bottom end of a pen,” wrote one user while another added: “It’s a pen? Not even that funny.”

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Many pointed out that it’s clearly a pen[/caption]


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