The perpetrators of the embarrassing noise error made by BBC during coverage of Liverpool’s FA Cup match away at Wolves has been exposed.
A YouTuber with the name ‘Jarvo69 aka BMWJarvo’ streamed the stunt live to thousands of viewers via his channel. It’s since gone on to have over 300,000 views and counting. He explained how they managed to attach a phone to the back end of the BBC’s set, ready to play the explicit audio when they called it as can be seen below (in full via the YouTube video).
There’s no way someone just got the sex noise text live on BBC One pic.twitter.com/W0LtPKUyf0
— samalamadingdong (@5amcoek) January 17, 2023
— Jarvo69 (Daniel Jarvis) (@BMWjarvo) January 17, 2023
Footage starts with the prankster telling viewers: “Here we are, we have set up a phone with a loud sex noise in the BBC studio at the Wolves vs Liverpool FA Cup replay.”
The phone call was made and the noise began, with presenter Gary Lineker trying to talk with Alan Shearer in for further pre-match chat. The host addressed the moment, telling viewers: “I don’t know who is making that noise but Alan Shearer is on the commentary gantry.
“It is toasty in this studio, it is noisy as well I am not sure if someone is sending something on somebody’s phone.”
After Lineker confesses he hasn’t got a clue where the noise is coming from, the streamer is filmed watching BBC One and shouts ‘”It’s me! It’s me!”
One of the people streaming, can be heard adding: “that is going to go crazy viral.”
Those in the studio soon found out where the audio was coming, Lineker posting an update on his Twitter account.
“Well, we found this taped to the back of the set. As sabotage goes it was quite amusing.”
Well, we found this taped to the back of the set. As sabotage goes it was quite amusing. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ikUhBJ38Je
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) January 17, 2023
Jarvo watched the TV and pointed when he noticed his accomplice looking through the glass into the BBC studio, shouting: “I can see you Tommy, I swear to God I can see you. Shall I do it now?”
A friend of Jarvo said: “Just chill, let him tell you when, just wait.”
After getting the green light, Jarvo shows the camera he was calling the hidden phone, before shouting “it’s me” as he started laughing when the first ring of sex noises went off.
“Ring it again,” his friend adds. Speaking to his friend at Molineux, Jarvo said on another phone: “It’s working Tommy!” before the BBC studio cut away to Julen Lopetegui in the tunnel to cut short the prank.
However, even after a minutes delay few minutes’ delay, the BBC studio still couldn’t work out where this noise was coming from.
The pundits were back on air, leading to Jarvo calling the number again before being busted.
Jarvo played this out live to his 174,000 subscribers. “Oh my God,” Jarvo said whilst laughing. “This is a f***ing rattle.”
The BBC published an official statement which read: “We apologise to any viewers offended during the live coverage of the football this evening. A spokesperson also confirmed the BBC was investigating the incident.
Lineker discussed what had happened on Newsnight, saying he could see the funny side and asked why the BBC had issued an apology.
“We’ve certainly got nothing to [be sorry] for,” he told the BBC’s Kirsty Wark.
“If you told me this morning that tonight I’d be on Newsnight talking about a porn scandal,” he added, “I would have been terrified.”
Lineker adds he initially thought a video was sent to one of the pundits’ phones left switched on.
But said the noise was “too loud” and he noticed that every time the producers cut away from the studio to show a video clip, the noises wasn’t playing out.
Asked by Newsnight how loud the sound was in the studio, the broadcaster said he couldn’t hear what any of the producers were telling him in his earphones, which made it “quite difficult” to carry on chatting in the pre-match build-up.
Lineker adds: “Somebody’s sending something on someone’s phone, I think.
“I don’t know whether you heard it at home.”
Fans reacted as controversial YouTuber claims he’s the cause of BBC sex noise – and he live streamed the moment…
@skh786kk: Jarvo has done it again 😂😂😂 this guy
@Woodarmyfc: Superb! Made my day ☺️
@brian_dart: Brilliant! 🤣🤣🤣
@Kyledawelsh1980: Fucking legend
@GeorgeMurfet_: We all knew it was going to be him
@Hary_WFC: It had to be him 💀🤣
@thegreenster04: Of course it was him, who else could it have been lmao
@BenjaminGrocott: The real question is where can I download this as a ringtone and on a completely unrelated note does anyone know when a good time to call my mum while she’s in her weight watchers meeting would be if for example someone set a strange ringtone to her phone
@SR_93x: Well played 👏😂
@Dallow23: Absolute hero this bloke @BMWjarvo
@1879_chris_c: How did they manage to pull this off?! 😂
@_FINNLAY: Was funny until it’s turned out to be that Jarvo bellend
@doubledee_mufc: No need for apologies. It’s happened to the best of us, at work, on public transport, at the dinner table…… sometimes you just have to laugh it off and move on.
@DaiVinci74: It’s a football game. Fans are not the ones to be offended by this. Football fans would have been peeing themselves laughing.
@pwillwolfie: I instantly grabbed the volume down button on my phone out of pure instinct 🤣😂
@Bensmit76265991: No need to apologize it was the highlight of the game tbf
@coulsona634: Someone sent me this when I was sat in a GPs’ waiting room. I opened it up not knowing what it was with my phone on full volume. I’ve never been so embarrassed in my life.
@swiateksimp: Best thing to happen on live TV in ages
@RobNorwood6: After listening to Danny Murphy, I have to say it came as something of a relief.
@ClaireNotts: No need to apologise it was joke 😂😂😂😂
@57Mo: I love this… a bit of fun in the doom and gloom… 😅