The Wright Stuff, Five’s early morning talk show presented by Matthew Wright, usually comments on stories making the news. Today, the show itself became news thanks to serial streaker Mark Roberts.
According to The Sun, he ran onto the live studio set, completely starkers, this morning at 9.45am. Matthew Wright was in the middle of an apology after guest panellist Hardeep Singh Kohli, lately reporting on The One Show, uttered a naughty word.
Fans of ITV1’s This Morning will have more reason than most to remember Mark Roberts; he swam, completely in the buff, onto weatherman Fred Talbot’s floating map in 1995 and enacted Talbot’s trademark leap from Scotland to Ireland – naked.
The Wright Stuff crew dealt with the incident quickly enough to avoid camera men inadvertently broadcasting the streaker’s floppy bits to the nation (during half-term too!). Matthew Wright’s guest, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Craig Kelly and Gemma Bissix saw the funny side of the episode.
However, Matthew Wright didn’t: "You’re an idiot. You’re the worst streaker I have ever seen!" he said. After everything was in hand (so to speak), he added "Just goes to show how quickly middle-aged men go downhill. Oh dear that rather spoilt things. No willies on this show."
Other famous targets of Mark Roberts’, who has streaked nearly 400 times, include Paris’ French Open tennis final in 2003 and an Anna Kournikova match during Wimbledon in 2000.