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Presenter's credit card is hacked while on live TV

Ian Sandwell
Photo credit: BBC

From Digital Spy

There's never a good time for your credit card to be hacked, but having it done while you're on live TV is probably one of the worst.

That's what BBC Northern Ireland's Stephen Nolan had to cope with when he hosted Nolan Live on Wednesday night (November 22) as he realised his card had been hacked while he was trying to talk about the budget.

It's remarkable how relatively calm he seemed about it all.

"If you think I have been slightly distracted over the past couple of minutes… none of this is in the script. I always keep my mobile phone on during the show and there have been three messages popping up from one of my credit cards," he explained.

"Apparently I am currently in three hotels in three different parts of the world. I think my cards have been hacked! I have actually been going in here and stopping them on a live television show."

One of his guests, NIPSA's Bumper Graham, didn't exactly have sympathy for Stephen as he joked: "You can afford it Stephen."

Photo credit: BBC

"I am currently residing in the Waldorf Beach Resort. Saint Petersburg I'm staying in too. Hurry up and get this show finished or I am going to be skint by the end of it," Stephen added.

Back in July, it was revealed that Stephen earns between £400k-£449k a year when the BBC revealed its biggest stars' salaries in their annual report, putting him as the 12th best-paid star at the BBC.

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