Viewers spot man's prank in background of morning TV show

All too often the best pranks don’t receive the accolades they deserve, so when one mate saw the opportunity to pull in a national audience, he found it too hard to resist.

As BBC morning viewers watched Springwatch’s Chris Packham chatting to weather presenter Carol Kirkwood in the English village of Bourton-on-the-water, they couldn’t help but notice some action unfolding in the background.

Two mates could be seen walking side-by-side next to the River Windrush when one poor lad was sent flying into the water.

Springwatch’s Chris Packham was chatting to weather presenter Carol Kirkwood as the two men on the other side of the river take their morning stroll. Source: BBC
Eagle-eyed viewers were quick to spot the man being shoved into the river. Source: BBC

As the TV segment went ahead as planned, the dripping wet man can be seen emerging from the water, much to the amusement of viewers.

Dripping wet, the man can be seen leaving the river. Source: BBC