On Sunday’s instalment of BBC Breakfast, hosts Rachel Burden and Victoria Fritz spoke to the younger brother of The Beatles legend Paul McCartney, Mike McCartney where they touched on a lot of topics that not only involve his older brother, but his own workings within music.
During their chat with Mike, they touched on his home city hosting the Eurovision song contest next year. However, shockingly, when the 78-year-old was about to tease a special performance the hosts abruptly cut him off which enraged many on Twitter.
Along with his brother being in the iconic 60s band, Mike was also a member of the Scaffold and Grimms with Roger McGough and comic entertainer John Gorman. When Rachel asked him if he’d be at Eurovision in the front row, Mike confessed he was asked by someone if the Scaffold will be doing the song.
He replied: “At first, when I picked myself up from the floor at the idea of it, I suddenly thought of all those years ago, it’s like ideas that somebody gives you. It’s like that (snapping his fingers) I rang our kid down in London once to thank him, and he sent a Nikon camera, a posh Nikon F camera up for a prezzie.”
Then Mike was interrupted by BBC Breakfast host Victoria as Mike was potentially about to tease a performance at the song contest. She said: “You know what, we’re going to have to hold on this story, we’re going to have to say goodbye to our viewers here on BBC One and they move to the channel.”
While Victoria was trying to wrap up the interview Mike teased: “It’s a great story, you’re going to love it!”
However, once the show moved across channels, Mike’s interview didn’t continue.
A few viewers were curious to find out if the 78-year-old would be able to get a chance to finish his story.
Twitter user Andrew Johnson said: “How did Mike McGear’s story end on BBC Breakfast after they cut him off this morning please?”
Stephen added: “What’s happened to the remaining part of Mike McCartney’s story?”
With Andrew replying: “I want to know that too!”