John Inverdale distracted during Olympics interview with Anthony Joshua

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It's been an Olympics to forget for BBC presenter John Inverdale.

Not only did he get into an awkward situation with Sir Steve Redgrave during a rowing interview, which resulted in the former Olympian shaking his umbrella over the presenter's head, he also put his foot in his mouth whilst interviewing Andy Murray.

Inverdale claimed that Murray was the first person to win two Olympic gold medals in the tennis before the Scot quickly reminded him that the Williams sisters had won about four each.


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It's safe to say Inverdale isn't winning any new fans this summer, with Twitter reacting in a negative manner to his interviews with both Redgrave and Murray, but he seemingly hasn't learnt his lesson just yet.

Next on Inverdale's list was boxer Anthony Joshua, and when interviewing a boxer, the first piece of advice would be not to ignore him.

However, someone clearly didn't tell Inverdale that, and during the interview, he was seen continuously looking past Joshua and completely ignoring what the Brit had to say.

The presenter was clearly distracted throughout, and at times he was leaning past Joshua just to see what was going on in the background.

You can see the awkward interview below.

Joshua being as professional as ever, kept his cool and continued the interview, despite it being blatantly obvious that Inverdale was not paying full attention.

Joshua was at the Olympic boxing after he won a gold medal back in London 2012, but clearly Inverdale had other things on his mind and more important things to keep an eye on.

The BBC presenter has certainly not covered himself in any glory this summer.

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