‘BBC Dad’ Finally Talks About What REALLY Happened In That Viral Video

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One of the best video-bombs ever? Possibly. If you haven’t seen the popular BBC Dad video, you must! About four days ago, the Internet laughed their pants off when they witnessed Professor Robert Kelly get interrupted in his serious (and live!) BBC interview by his children. His wife frantically grabs the kids and rushes out of the room. Professor Kelly was gloriously dubbed the ‘BBC Dad.’

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“[It was] a mixture of surprise, embarrassment and amusement and love and affection,” says Robert to The Wall Street Journal in a new interview. The professor of political science at Pusan National University in South Korea and his wife, Kim Jung-A, talked about what happened that day leading up to the event.

During Robert’s BBC appearance,  Kim Jung-A and the children, four-year-old Marion and eight-month-old James, were gathered in the living room to watch Dad on television. Kim was focused on recording the appearance and had her eyes glued to the screen. Marion was extremely excited to see her father on TV, so she did what any four-year-old would do, go find Daddy. Baby James went to go follow. Next thing you know, they become stars of the interview.

“Yeah, most of the time he locks the door,” Kim says before Robert bursts into laughter. Robert adds that it was also sweet little Marion’s birthday, so she was extra giddy.

“An overwhelming [amount of comments] have been sent to us has been positive,” Roberty says smiling. He also notes that for the record: he WAS wearing pants… in case ya’ll were wondering.


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