Stray cat drops in on TV debate

Friday, 4th January 2013

They say it's bad luck if a black cat crosses your path, which is why participants in a televised debate in Serbia are sure to be feeling a little nervous after a stray appeared from nowhere to walk across the studio during the programme.

A spokesperson for the Serbian TV channel B29, which was in the middle of a live broadcast when the black moggy made its appearance, says the station has no idea where it came from or how it got into the building, according to the Metro.

This is not the first time a furry invader has interrupted a serious TV show, with Storm the poodle-golden retriever cross becoming an overnight sensation when he unexpectedly popped up on the screen during a news report in Canada earlier this year.

Newsreader Leslie Roberts had to reassure viewers that they were not hallucinating after Storm, who belongs to the station's weatherman Anthony Farnell, jumped up from under the desk to grab his fifteen minutes of fame.