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BBC One goes off air due to glitch caused by Storm Ciara

by Simon Arnold reporter

On Sunday morning BBC One went off air for more than seven minutes due to technical problems caused by Storm Ciara, viewers were affected across Spain and Portugal as well as the UK.

Just after 11am the BBC channel started to lose signal and then completely dropped off whilst broadcasting Nicky Campbell’s The Big Question.

When the channel went off air a message read, “We are sorry for the break in this programme and are trying to correct the fault.”

A BBC One announcer came on air and said, “I’m sorry but due to technical problems we’ve lost contact with The Big Questions studio in Salford.”

She later added: “It seems that the stormy conditions up in Salford are causing us some problems.

“We are working as hard as we can against the weather to get back to Big Questions and Nicky in Salford as quickly as we can.”

At 11:10am the channel resumed back to normal.

Storm Ciara has battered the UK with winds now reaching 93mph and heavy rain, airlines and ferries have cancelled dozens of flights and ferry crossings on Sunday.

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