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UK prime ministerial debate halted after moderator faints in studio

This combination of pictures created on July 12, 2022 shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Liz Truss arriving to attend the weekly Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, in London, on April 19, 2022, and Britain's then-chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak leaving the 11 Downing Street, in London, on March 23, 2022. (Daniel Leal and Tolga Akmen/AFP)
This combination of pictures created on July 12, 2022 shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Liz Truss arriving to attend the weekly Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, in London, on April 19, 2022, and Britain's then-chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak leaving the 11 Downing Street, in London, on March 23, 2022. (Daniel Leal and Tolga Akmen/AFP)

A televised British Conservative leadership debate is pulled off the air after a medical incident in the studio.

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, who are running to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson, were debating on the Talk TV channel when a crashing sound was heard.

The camera was on Truss, who flinched and said “Oh my God” before the transmission was cut.

Talk TV host Ian Collins came on air to say there had been “a medical issue in the studio” and it was hoped the debate could resume.

British media reported that moderator Kate McCann had fainted.

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