Son crashes TV interview with finance expert father

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard is latest parent to be upstaged

An expert on the European economy became the latest person to have their live TV interview crashed by a child.

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund, was speaking to Bloomberg TV during the departure of German Federal Bank chief Jens Weidmann.

As Mr Kirkegaard discussed the US dollar and euro rate, his son appeared in the background, pulling faces, waving and laughing.

Mr Kirkegaard appeared unconcerned – or perhaps even unaware – by his son’s presence, until the host laughed and said: “Does your son work for the Greek government?”

After the incident, Mr Kirkegaard wrote on LinkedIn: "Lesson... if you promise to play Pokemon cards and forget to lock your door... you risk paying a price."

It brought comparisons with 2017, when Korea expert Prof Robert Kelly went viral when his BBC interview was gatecrashed by his daughter in a bright yellow jumper and young son in his walker.

Updated: October 21st 2021, 2:49 PM