Tory leadership debate halted after incident in studio

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Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss answered questions from the public as the TalkTV broadcast and The Sun debate paused



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Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss answered questions from the public as the debate paused. (Credit: PA)

A Tory leadership debate between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss has been suspended after an incident happened in the studio during the debate.

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It has now been confirmed by TalkTV that debate moderator Kate McCann passed out during the programme.

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The moderator is “fine,” said the broadcaster, but the debate could not continue.

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A statement from TalkTV said: “Kate McCann passed out on air tonight and although she is fine, medical advice has been that we should not continue the debate.

“We apologize to our viewers and listeners.”

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The TalkTV and The Sun debate between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss was suspended due to an incident in the studio. (Credit: PA)

At the event, hosted by TalkTV and The Sun, members of the public put direct questions to both candidates on a variety of topics including the cost of living and the NHS.

Ms Truss was answering a question when a crack was heard, with the Secretary of State looking shocked before cautiously exiting her podium and appearing to try to help the situation.

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The transmission then stopped with a technical problem message appearing on the screen.

The TalkTV stream began broadcasting an unscheduled live chat show hosted by host Ian Collins.

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Mr Collins told viewers there had been a “medical issue” at the studio and said everyone at the studio, including Mr Sunak and Ms Truss, is fine.

This article will continue to be updated with more information.

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