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Thursday, 2 July 2020

Is this Britain's worst ever nightclub? Robert Peston and guests dance in their seats amid dry ice in one of TV's most cringeworthy clips ever

  • Flashing lights and smoke fill the studio to replicate a nightclub in the embarrassing clip posted on Twitter
  • The panelists had been discussing the reopening of Australian nightclubs with new social distancing measures, including clubbers dancing in their chairs
  • Labour MP John Ashworth, Tory MP Nicky Morgan and British diplomat Jonathan Powell all took part in the impromptu studio dance session 
This is the embarrassing moment Robert Peston tried to liven up a TV shoot with an impromptu dance session, turning the studio into a cheesy 'nightclub'. 
The ITV Political Editor can be seen dancing along to the beat with his guests in the studio while disco lights flash. 
The panelists had been discussing the reopening of nightclubs with new social distancing rules in Australia, where plans are said to include encouraging clubbers to dance from their chairs.
Peston's guests got into the spirit of the discussion when the lights started flashing and smoke spread through the studio, replicating a real nightclub in the studio. 
The ITV Political Editor can be seen dancing along to the beat with his guests in the studio while disco lights flash and the room fills with smoke
The ITV Political Editor can be seen dancing along to the beat with his guests in the studio while disco lights flash and the room fills with smoke
Labour MP John Ashworth can be seen getting into the spirit of the new rules as the Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care wildly waves his arms over his head.  
Tory MP Nicky Morgan can also be seen getting in to the music from home. 
The former Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport turned into the show via video call.
The panelists had been discussing the reopening of nightclubs with new social distancing rules in Australia, where plans could include encouraging clubbers to dance from their chairs
The panelists had been discussing the reopening of nightclubs with new social distancing rules in Australia, where plans could include encouraging clubbers to dance from their chairs
Nicky Morgan, the former Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, turned into the show via video call and danced away to the beat from home
Nicky Morgan, the former Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, turned into the show via video call and danced away to the beat from home
The clip shows the Loughborough MP smiling and swaying her shoulders to the beat as she is sat in front of a bookcase. 
But British diplomat and former Downing Street Chief of Staff, Jonathan Powell, looks on seemingly unamused as Peston shakes his head to the beat.  
It is a far cry from the more serious topics usually discussed on ITV's Peston, which airs on Wednesday nights. 
British diplomat and former Downing Street Chief of Staff, Jonathan Powell,does not look on amused and does not join in the dancing like Peston's other guests
British diplomat and former Downing Street Chief of Staff, Jonathan Powell,does not look on amused and does not join in the dancing like Peston's other guests
Labour MP John Ashworth can be seen getting into the spirit of the new rules as the Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care wildly waves his arms over his head
Labour MP John Ashworth can be seen getting into the spirit of the new rules as the Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care wildly waves his arms over his head
ITV director Erron Gordon posted the video on Twitter, joking that Peston's studio was a 'sick new club' that had opened up in West London
ITV director Erron Gordon posted the video on Twitter, joking that Peston's studio was a 'sick new club' that had opened up in West London
Some social media users were less than impressed by Peston's dancing skills and chose to stick to lockdown instead of taking part in the partying
Some social media users were less than impressed by Peston's dancing skills and chose to stick to lockdown instead of taking part in the partying
Others branded the Peston stunt 'cringe' and joked that the ITV Political Editor and his guests 'should be arrested' for their embarrassing dancing
Others branded the Peston stunt 'cringe' and joked that the ITV Political Editor and his guests 'should be arrested' for their embarrassing dancing
Mocking the London club scene's strict dress codes, one viewer said this was the only place in West London where punters can wear trainers inside the nightclub
Mocking the London club scene's strict dress codes, one viewer said this was the only place in West London where punters can wear trainers inside the nightclub
Another social media user continued the joke and asked if women would get free drinks, a common ploy to entice in female clubbers
Another social media user continued the joke and asked if women would get free drinks, a common ploy to entice in female clubbers 
 The clip was broadcast live to audiences on Twitter last night, and ITV director Erron Gordon shared the clip on social media on Thursday. 
It shows the camera panning around the various guests and is understood to have been filmed during a break in filming. 
GMB series director Gordon wrote: 'Sick new club in Shepherd’s Bush opened tonight #Peston.'
Viewers branded the clip 'cringe' and joked that the Peston studio was 'the only club in West London where you can wear trainers'. 

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