This BBC News reporter was mistaken for a member of staff live on air and his fabulous response is today’s funniest thing

Here’s a thing of absolute wonder to put a spring in our step after a long – so very long – year.

It’s a moment from BBC News today when reporter and presenter Ben Boulos was discussing the economy live on air and he was mistaken by a shopper for a member of staff. And it’s just wonderful.

Fair enough, he is wearing a high vis jacket.

It was shared by the great @scottygb and here it is with captions added.

And here are just a few of the things people said about it.

To conclude …

And very last word to the man himself!

Follow @scottygb for all things TV here! He’s just done his annual list of WTF TV moments and this would surely have made the cut …

Source @MPH1982