‘Well that was a bedtime fail’ – New Zealand PM’s daughter gatecrashes livestream

November 11, 2021 - 11:53 AM
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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses via pre-recorded video the UN General Assembly 76th session General Debate in UN General Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2021. (Peter Foley/Pool via Reuters//File Photo)

A tiny gatecrasher twice grabbed center stage from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as she updated the nation on curbs being enforced to combat COVID-19.

“You’re meant to be in bed, darling … Pop back to bed, I’ll come and see you in a second,” Ardern told her daughter Neve after the toddler’s voice interrupted her mother’s Facebook livestream off camera.

“Well that was a bedtime fail, wasn’t it?” the laughing prime minister told viewers.

Unabashed, Neve interjected again some time later, persuading Ardern it was time to end the Monday evening broadcast.

“I think I’ve covered everything that I wanted to share at this point anyway.” she concluded.

—Reporting by Angela Johnston and Ying Shan Lee; writing by John Stonestreet; editing by Giles Elgood