Yesterday Wednesday, Mariam Moshiri, one of the main presenters of BBC News, after the end of the signal to start the show, appeared on the air of the show with the raised middle finger and of course it went viral.

After the uproar, Moshiri this morning explained the unfortunate moment, saying it was a “dumb joke” intended for her friends and colleagues, but not to be broadcast live.

In a post on X, she explained that she was joking with her press team and colleagues by pretending to count down using her fingers.

“When we got to ‘1,’ I showed my middle finger as a joke and didn’t realize we were in the air,” he said. “It was a joke between me and my team and I’m so sorry it got aired! It was not my intention for this to happen and I am sorry if I offended or upset anyone. I wasn’t “pointing the finger” at viewers or even anyone. It was a dumb joke intended for a small number of my associates,” he stressed.