'Glitch In The Matrix' Exposes BBC's Real Olympics Set

The magic of TV.

If you’ve spent the last two weeks believing the BBC’s team of Olympics presenters are out in Tokyo, prepare to have your mind blown.

There was a technical glitch during Saturday’s edition of Olympic Breakfast that proved the skyline of the Japanese capital – which can be seen as the hosts introduce and dissect all the action from the Games – isn’t actually real.

The blip exposed that the show’s real set is actually a huge green screen, which has scenes from Tokyo computer-generated for viewers at home.

BBC Olympics studio is actually a giant green screen.
BBC Olympics studio is actually a giant green screen.
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In actual fact, the majority of the BBC’s presentational are based in the U.K., rather than out in Japan, due to the pandemic.