Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and Foreign Minister Liz Truss, candidates for the new prime minister of the UK, fainted during their debate on live TV.
Former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Foreign Minister Liz Truss, the two candidates competing to become the new leader of the Conservative Party and the new prime minister of the country, debated live on TalkTV. The debate, moderated by Kate McCann, was interrupted by a loud noise as Truss spoke. Truss was seen heading towards McCann’s place after being taken by surprise.
In a statement released by TalkTV after the broadcast was interrupted, “Kate McCann fainted on air tonight and although she is fine, medical advice was that we should not continue the debate. We apologize to our viewers and listeners”, emphasizing that the incident was not a security issue and that the candidates were fine.
The candidates were answering questions about the UK’s support for Ukraine before the broadcast was interrupted. On the other hand, Sunak and Truss faced each other on taxes in a debate program broadcast live on the BBC last night.
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