UK: Tory leadership debate pulled off air after presenter faints on stage

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The second TV debate between the Conservative leadership candidates Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak was halted dramatically after the presenter Kate McCann fainted, cutting short a bitter clash over funding for the NHS and tax cuts. … the scheduled hour-long debate was halted just under halfway through after McCann fainted off-camera while Truss was talking. Viewers heard a loud crash, with Truss looking shocked and holding her hands to her face. She began walking towards where McCann had been standing before the video feed was cut. The debate did not resume. The station said later that McCann, its political editor, ‘fainted on air tonight and although she is fine, the medical advice was that we shouldn’t continue with the debate.'” (07/26/22)