BBC Breakfast goes OFF AIR as fans slam ‘confused’ Roger Johnson and Rachel Burden

‘Hopefully we can come back!’ BBC Breakfast is forced off air after a FIRE ALARM is set off at the Salford studio – cutting short an interview with Apprentice winner Harpreet Kaur

BBC Breakfast went off air on Saturday morning after an alarm sounded through the studio, forcing the presenters to evacuate.

Hosts Roger Johnson and Rachel Burden’s interview with The Apprentice winner, Harpreet Kaur came to an abrupt end as they were interrupted by the alarm.

Fans were quick to slam the presenters who appeared to be ‘confused’ by the noise as they vacantly looked around the studio and apologized to their guest.

What’s going on? BBC Breakfast went OFF AIR as fans slammed ‘confused’ Roger Johnson and Rachel Burden for their very slow evacuation of the studio on Saturday

The sound blared through the studio as ‘attention, attention, please evacuate,’ could be heard over the show, whilst the bewildered hosts sat on the sofa.

Rachel addressed the situation as she explained: ‘So we’ve been disturbed by an alarm, it may mean that we have to slow things down for a moment.’

The duo couldn’t apologise enough as they sat on the sofa with Harpreet and an array of their guests baked goods.

Emergency!  The sound blared through the studio as 'attention, attention, please evacuate,' could be heard over the show, whilst the bewildered hosts sat on the sofa

Emergency! The sound blared through the studio as ‘attention, attention, please evacuate,’ could be heard over the show, whilst the bewildered hosts sat on the sofa

Confused: The duo couldn't apologise enough as they sat on the sofa with Harpreet and an array of their guests baked goods

Confused: The duo couldn’t apologise enough as they sat on the sofa with Harpreet and an array of their guests baked goods

Bewildered: Roger appeared to be confused by the message as he addressed the audience and added: 'Thank you, enjoy whatever you're doing for the rest of the day'

Bewildered: Roger appeared to be confused by the message as he addressed the audience and added: ‘Thank you, enjoy whatever you’re doing for the rest of the day’

Rachel continued: ‘For the time being we will have to leave the studio, hopefully we get to come back before the end of the show to talk about cakes.’

Roger appeared to be confused by the message as he addressed the audience and added: ‘Thank you, enjoy whatever you’re doing for the rest of the day.’

‘I think we are going to have to go, Harpreet I’m so sorry that’s terrible when you’ve brought your cakes in.’

‘Harpreet I’m so sorry, we think we’ve gone off air, we don’t know … thank you for watching … this is where we say goodbye.’

Oops: Fans flocked to Twitter, as they criticized the presenters 'slow' and disordered evacuation of the studio and joked that they required better fire safety training

Oops: Fans flocked to Twitter, as they criticized the presenters ‘slow’ and disordered evacuation of the studio and joked that they required better fire safety training

Fans flocked to Twitter, as they criticized the presenters ‘slow’ and disordered evacuation of the studio and joked that they required better fire safety training.

One penned: ‘#BBC there showing exactly how NOT to respond to an emergency alarm. Let’s just sit here and apologise to each other while we burn !! ‘

Another added: ‘Clearly doing some fire drills in the future would be beneficial. Guy didn’t even know what he was listening to it seems. ‘

Slow!  Some users added GIF's as they likened the speed of the presenter's evacuation to that of a snail

Slow! Some users added GIF’s as they likened the speed of the presenter’s evacuation to that of a snail

A third viewer joked: ‘BBC breakfast presenters acting like every school kid,’ do we really have to leave? ‘ Yes, generally a fire alarm means you need to leave, quickly. ‘

Some users added GIF’s as they likened the speed of the presenter’s evacuation to that of a snail.

Another fan wrote: ‘WOW bbc breakfast know how to react to a fire alarm …… .NOT!’

All good!  Taking to Twitter, Rachel later added a selfie of herself and Harpreet eating cake as she reassured viewers

All good! Taking to Twitter, Rachel later added a selfie of herself and Harpreet eating cake as she reassured viewers

Taking to Twitter, Rachel later added a selfie of herself and Harpreet eating cake as she reassured viewers.

Alongside the image she captioned: ‘It’s all ok folks – false alarm and yes I did get some cookie pie and get to chat to the fabulous Harpreet.’

A BBC Breakfast spokesperson said to MailOnline: ‘The program had to be cut short by a few minutes because an alarm was activated. There was minimal disruption to the program. ‘

Panic over: Rachel added: 'It's all ok folks - false alarm and yes I did get some cookie pie and get to chat to the fabulous Harpreet'

Panic over: Rachel added: ‘It’s all ok folks – false alarm and yes I did get some cookie pie and get to chat to the fabulous Harpreet’

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