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Family from viral BBC interview video break silence

Family from viral BBC interview video break silence

Professor Robert Kelly and his wife, Kim Jung-A, have spoken with media for the first time following their children gatecrashing a live BBC interview and generating a viral video shared by millions around the world.

"They're little kids and that's how things are", Kelly said.

"It was a mixture of sort of surprise and embarrassment and amusement", Robert Kelly told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

His wife, Jung-a Kim, then hurriedly dragged them away and shut the door.

It was a video that "broke" the internet last week - a man being interviewed on live television only to be interrupted by his two energetic children. They could be heard but not seen long after the door closed.

"I'm not the nanny, that's the truth and I just hope they stop arguing!"




As he finished up a soda and tightened his necktie before a Skype call from the BBC, he forgot to lock the door of his office in his high-rise apartment in Busan, South Korea's second-biggest city, something he usually does.

The new YouTube stars will be holding a press conference Wednesday at South Korea's Pusan National University, where Kelly teaches political science. Apparently, Marion had been watching her dad's interview on TV with her mum - who was filming it on her phone - when she recognised the study and went to look for her dad while her mum was distracted. "It was chaos for me".

Kelly addressed Trevor's theory, and reassured the public he was comfortably wearing jeans beneath his jacket and tie.

Kelly managed to keep the interview going as best he could, holding his daughter back with an extended arm from his chair.

"We were anxious actually, that the BBC would never call us again. Yes, I was mortified, but I also want my kids to feel comfortable coming to me".

- Marion, 4, who makes her TV debut in enviable swagger, was in a "hippity-hoppity mood" because she had just celebrated her birthday at school that day.

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