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Wimbledon 2015: Mike Bushell Defends Marion Bartoli Hug, But Viewers Want To See More After Touchy BBC Tennis Interview

12/07/2015 13:41 BST | Updated 12/07/2015 14:59 BST

BBC Breakfast's sports presenter Mike Bushell has defended himself after hugging one of the programme's guests during a live interview - but it seems viewers are in favour of them and the guest didn't mind at all.

Standing on Wimbledon's centre court, Bushell later appeared a little embarrassed as he told tennis star Maion Bartoli that he was a "very huggy person".

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BBC presenter Mike Bushell prepares to hug tennis star Marion Bartoli

He said: "I've been told off for hugging people too much."

"You're one of the cuddliest people I've ever met," Bushell added, after Breakfast presenter Charlie Stayt made light of the embrace.

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Bushell told Bartoli she was "one of the cuddliest people I've ever met"

Judging by the reactions on Twitter, Mr Bushell has nothing to apologise for.

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