‘Third hand’ appears behind Egyptian TV anchor

The incident reportedly prompted an investigation from authorities. (Screen grab)

Once again, social media users poked fun at Egyptian state television after a “third hand” appeared behind an anchor while seated during a live interview.

A screen grab of the moment on the Nile International TV channel soon became a topic for social media to make fun of.

The anchor was seated on her chair, too involved in her interview, when one of her co-workers’ hand appeared to be fixing something at the back of her seat.

The incident reportedly prompted an investigation from authorities at the state-owned Maspero Television Building.

Sameh Rajai, the channel's president, explained that the co-worker was giving the anchor a paper containing the name of the guest who will be appearing on the show, but he was unfortunately caught on camera doing so.

His hand appeared causing an error that was “not nice”, as he put it.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50