Newcastle legend Alan Shearer gives brilliant six-word response to hilarious BBC sex noise gag

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Danny Murphy was also asked about being “thrown under the bus” by Alan Shearer during the BBC coverage of the FA Cup.

Alan Shearer joined his fellow BBC pundits in seeing the funny side of a hilarious prank on the studio during the channel's coverage of the FA Cup meeting between Liverpool and Wolves last night.

At multiple moments during the punditry sections between Gary Lineker, Danny Murphy and Paul Ince, the studio was blasted with the sound of sex noises. Lineker and his colleagues looked bamboozled as they tried to continue with their analysis.

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Eventually, it emerged that some online pranksters had succeeded in taping a mobile phone to the back of the studio which, when rung, blasted the x-rated noises for all to hear. YouTubers Jarvo69 and BMWJarvo live-streamed themselves watching the match and calling in to trigger the phone.

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer escaped the worst of the prank, working on commentary rather than in the studio, but shared his thoughts on the gag in a brief Tweet last night. He said: "Danny needs to change his ringtone!"

During his commentary, the witty Magpie also threw out: "Floodlights going off, Danny Murphy's phone going off in the studio. What else can happen?"

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After the prank took place, the BBC released a statement apologising and said: "We apologise to any viewers offended during the live coverage of the football this evening. We are investigating how this happened.”

Alan Shearer chuckled at the prank (Image: Getty Images)Alan Shearer chuckled at the prank (Image: Getty Images)
Alan Shearer chuckled at the prank (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

Seeing the light-hearted side after the coverage, Danny Murphy told TalkSport what it was like being in the studio when confusion struck.

He said: "It was quite funny at first. It was so loud in the studio and very offputting but we thought maybe it was coming out a tannoy and the whole stadium is getting it.

"Then we realised it was just us, so we're thinking someone has got us here. Of course, as you know, every time we came back to the studio to speak it started again."

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When asked about being "thrown under the bus" by Shearer blaming his phone for causing the naughty noises, Murphy admitted it did concern him.

He added: "At that point, I wasn't sure it wasn't me! The thing was I got paranoid because Gary said it as well. I thought I better check my phone was turned off. In many ways, because the game was poor, it gave us something."

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