BBC Breakfast was forced to cut off one of its reporters prematurely on Tuesday morning when a member of the public hijacked the segment.
Reporter Peter Ruddick was speaking to presenters Sally Nugent and Jon Kay from Manchester Piccadilly Station as they mulled over the latest developments with HS2.
Reports have emerged in the past few days that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is plotting to scrap parts of HS2's initial plans.
While Sunak has been met with a mixed reception from political counterparts, Kay was keen to hear from Ruddick what passengers in Manchester thought of the potential axe.
"Well from train strikes to delays (and) cancellations, passengers here are pretty used to uncertainty these days, Jon," Ruddick replied.
He continued: "I will say in recent days there's been a palpable lack of surprise around these reports.
BBC reporter caught off-guard by disgruntled passerby
"There are plenty of people who you talk to who are - would welcome the cancellation of HS2. There are concerns about the cost, about delays to the project, and questions about the benefits of the scheme.
"It does now seem increasingly likely -" Ruddick continued before he was caught off-guard by a member of the public.
A man barged his way into the show and shouted at the camera: "Slash the licence fee you greedy..."
Before the passerby could finish his point, the BBC Breakfast cameras cut back to Nugent in the studio as Ruddick could be seen staring down at his phone.
Nugent explained the incident and the abrupt conclusion was down to "unwanted attention" from the passerby before she moved on to a different reporter.
The moment was quickly shared online, with a number of viewers finding the interaction rather amusing.
One viewer shared the clip alongside the caption on X: "hahaha 'slash the license fee ya greedy vu-...' #BBCBreakfast #bbcnews #GMB," followed by laughing emojis.
While a second replied to the moment and simply put: "Made my morning."