Jeremy Vine was said to be left 'a little flat' last night after horrified TV viewers to Newsnight's 'US Election Special' witnessed President Obama's virtual votes plank topple and fall on top of the presenter.
Mr Vine was showing Obama's column bursting through the 270 vote barrier to win victory when the hi-tech CGI monolith appeared to wobble then topple forwards, crashing onto the unaware Vine, who had his back it to while addressing the audience.
'It was a crushing victory for Obama in all senses, particularly for Jeremy.' said Newsnight producer Kim Mottrell.
'Mind you, it could have been worse,' added Mottrell, 'It could have been Peter Snow.'
Vine: Seconds from disaster