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David Raven & Kirsten McStay

BBC Breakfast studio left speechless as Kevin Sinfield relieves himself live on air

The BBC Breakfast studio erupted in laughter today as the camera cut to marathon runner Kevin Sinfield urinating during the live broadcast.

Presenters Charlie Stayt and Rachel Burden couldn't believe what they were seeing after the rugby legend went off track to urinate on the side of the road. Speaking to the camera, Charlie said: "We have a camera on board a bike which is following... we set him off every morning and we don't really know how it works apart from..." And just as he said those words, Kevin took a toilet break in front of the live cameras.

Rachel laughed: "Ah! Brilliant timing, well done Charlie!" Former Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin is taking part in an ultra marathon to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease awareness. Kevin's close friend and teammate Rob Burrow revealed he was diagnosed with MND in December 2019.

According to the Mirror, the rugby legend has taken on the challenge of running seven ultra marathons in seven days with the plan to raise £777,777 inspired by Rob and his playing number, seven. Sinfield is running from Edinburgh to Manchester via Melrose, Newcastle, Middlesborough, York, Leeds and Bradford.

It was unfortunate timing during the live broadcast (BBC)

He started the challenge on November 13 and is aiming to reach Old Trafford for the halftime whistle at the Rugby League World Cup men's final on Saturday, November 19. A tweet from the official Leeds Rhinos twitter page showed cheering crowds in York, huddled together in the rain to watch Sinfield arrive for the first time in North Yorkshire. It was captioned: "Thank you York, simply incredible."

Speaking on his fundraiser, Kevin said: "This is taking the word challenge to the next level – but it still doesn’t even touch on the challenge which people with MND face every day.

"And that’s why I’m doing it. Inspired by Rob Burrow, Doddie Weir, Stephen Darby and other people living with MND, the money raised will support the fight against MND. I’m proud to be supporting five charities with this challenge, charities which support people affected by MND and invest in research taking us closer to effective treatments and a cure for the disease.

"The MND Association will receive 41% of the money raised to be spent on research projects to take us closer to a world free from MND."

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