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That Awkward BBC Interview Might Have All Been Nana's Fault

"The kid's probably heard voices coming from the computer and assumed it was us...It was just hilarious."

13/03/2017 12:06 PM AEDT | Updated 13/03/2017 12:44 PM AEDT

The mother of Robert Kelly, the professor whose live BBC interview was hilariously gatecrashed by his two children, has admitted she might be responsible for the accident.

The expert on South Korea's mother, Ellen, said that the children may have thought that their father was skyping their grandparents when they burst into the home office.

"Robert usually skypes with us from his home office, which is where he did the interview," she told the Daily Mail.

"The kids probably heard voices coming from the computer and assumed it was us...It was just hilarious."

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However, Kelly's mother hopes that her son, who is an expert on South Korean politics and has carried out a number of interviews on television, won't always be known as 'that guy'.

"I just hope that he gains recognition for his expertise rather than for this -- as great as it all is," she said.

Kelly was discussing the impeachment of the South Korean president, but his 4-year-old and 9-month-old children stole the spotlight as they toddled into shot.

Attempts to gently push the grooving toddler out of shot failed and, with brilliant comedic timing, Kelly's youngest came rolling in on a walker.

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Their visibly panicked mother frantically rushed into the room, attempting (but ultimately failing) to stay out of shot as much as possible, and quickly rounded the kids up.

The clip has so far been viewed over 11 million times on YouTube since it was uploaded over the weekend and, as one might have guessed, has already been parodied and made into a near endless series of gifs.

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