Gordon Brown's Way Of Ending His Zoom Call With BBC Breakfast Is A Total Friday Mood

"Did he just invent the Zoom 'mic drop'?" tweeted one amused viewer.

When it gets to Friday, many of us are absolutely done with the working week – a feeling that Gordon Brown perfectly summed up with his recent appearance on BBC Breakfast.

The former prime minister was interviewed on the show via video call on Friday via video call, where he discussed the latest developments in the UK’s trade negations with the EU.

But after the segment ran into familiar pandemic-era technical difficulties, Gordon’s abrupt way of ending the Zoom call had viewers howling.

Gordon Brown's stunned BBC Breakfast presenters Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt
Gordon Brown's stunned BBC Breakfast presenters Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt

Presenters Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt were left stunned when he swiftly closed his laptop lid without hanging up the call after they told him they would have to cut the interview short.

β€œWell there you go,” Charlie laughed. β€œThat’s definitely over.”

Naga was also seen blinking and smirking in disbelief.

As a clip of the moment circulated on Twitter, others also saw the funny side...

Me at 5pm on a Friday πŸ‘‹ https://t.co/DqpOakiUnr

β€” Chris Whitehead (@christof88) September 11, 2020

Honestly this is a mood https://t.co/PC78ChatI2

β€” Sarah 🌹 (@sarahtroke92) September 11, 2020

I want that Gordon Brown energy just be like yep I got shit to do see ya https://t.co/cHph8a7SQf

β€” Josh (@JoshFowell) September 11, 2020

This is literally how I feel in work when teams and zoom start mucking about in calls haha https://t.co/aBtvdtA0Xy

β€” π˜—π˜’π˜Άπ˜­ π˜“π˜’π˜Έπ˜­π˜°π˜³ (@paullawlor23) September 11, 2020

Did he just invent the Zoom 'mic drop'? https://t.co/PhjJABafM9

β€” Dan Smith (@DanSmith_Writer) September 11, 2020

Me at 4:59pm today. https://t.co/hqRxgJf4wf

β€” Matthew Williams (@MatthewW1991) September 11, 2020

Power play move right here! Adopting this to end my friends and family zoom calls for sure https://t.co/Fl5YPlYBmG

β€” Aditya Iyer (@Thatadityaiyer) September 11, 2020

Inject Gordon Brown just being completely done into my veins https://t.co/yIh76gzxm2

β€” Jessie Thompson (@jessiecath) September 11, 2020

TV’s pivot to Zoom calls has served up many other memorable moments during the pandemic.

There was the time another BBC News interview came to an early end when the caller ran out of free Zoom minutes, and how could you forget when a Sky News editor’s son burst into the room during a live broadcast with a biscuit request?

BBC Breakfast airs daily at 6am on BBC One and BBC News.


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