BBC Breakfast’s Sally Nugent red-faced as Dan Walker shuts down her awkward joke

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Telling a joke on live television is always a bit risky, especially when you're not too sure if it will be received well or not. BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent certainly knows this more than most, as she told a joke that went completely flat on Tuesday morning's episode.

While presenting her sporting segment, Sally, 49, spoke passionately about the horse racing event that took place in Redcar recently.

Speaking about who won the race and making reference to stunt performer Harry Houdini, Sally said: "Plenty of people took the opportunity to return through the turnstiles in race courses up and down the country, those including Redcar where Miss Houdini escaped with the win.

Trying to see if fellow presenters Dan Walker and Louise Minchin understood, Sally quickly added: "Do you like what I did there?"

"Louise got that joke at least, I'm glad someone did!" she said with hesitancy.

But Dan who wasn't too impressed chimed: "Never tell a joke you have to explain."

Dan's quick response seemed to make everyone giggle but Sally was eager to move on from the awkwardness of it all.

In haste, Sally responded: "Moving on everybody."

Yesterday, co-host Louise hit out at colleague Dan after he appeared to struggle to get his words out.

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