Jacob Rees-Mogg was forced to evacuate his GB News studio by police while a controlled explosion was carried out outside Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.
The Tory MP was broadcasting his show live near the palace as the blast went off in the background.
Police told him to leave his Portakabin near the palace, but the Brexiteer refused to leave until officers marched into this tiny studio and ordered him and his guest out.
The noise of the controlled blast could be heard in the background as he addressed the camera.
Rees-Mogg – MP for North East Somerset – told his audience: “The police are live with us now and they are telling us we have to evacuate from this Portakabin.”
As officers’ voices could be heard in the background, Rees-Mogg added: “I’m very sorry to say ‘good evening’ for the time being, I think that was probably a controlled explosion in the background, that’s what it sounded like to me, we will no doubt find out later.”
Despite trying to carry on the broadcast, cops then ordered them off the air as the area around the palace went into lockdown.
A controlled explosion was carried out by bomb experts and a man was arrested outside the palace after allegedly throwing what is thought to be shotgun cartridges.
Cops detained the man at around 7pm this evening after he approached the gates of the palace in central London and allegedly threw a number of objects into the grounds.
The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, the Met Police said.
The arrest comes just days before the coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey on Saturday.
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