Robert Kelly, the ‘BBC dad’ expert whose interview was interrupted by his two children and wife breaking into his room, has finally spoken about the incident.
Footage of four-year-old Marion marching into the space behind him, followed closely by her baby brother James in a stroller and exasperated wife Kim, went viral after the piece went out live on BBC News on Friday.
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“It’s a comedy of errors”, he told the Wall Street Journal of the moment, explaining Marion had excitedly just come back from nursery.
“She was in a hippity-hoppity mood that day because of the school party.”
She opened the door he usually had locked.
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“Then I knew it was over,” Kelly said.
Wife Kim Jung-A was actually watching the interview on the TV from the living room when she realised Marion had sneaked into the shot.
“As soon as she opened the door I noticed her image on my screen,” she said.
So she ran to the room and attempted to haul them out of there.
“He usually locks the door,” she said. “Most of the time they come back to me after they find the locked door. But they didn’t.”
She went on to describe the situation as “chaos”.
“This is my life, man,” Kelly said to camera later on in the interview as he’s interrupted by Marion outside the room once more.
“I mean it was terribly cute,” he admitted. “I saw the video like everybody else. My wife did a great job cleaning up a really unanticipated situation as best she possibly could.”