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.
It has now been confirmed by TalkTV that debate moderator Kate McCann passed out during the programme.
The moderator is “fine,” said the broadcaster, but the debate could not continue.
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.”
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.
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.
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.