Five-year-old steals the limelight as journalist father questions First Minister

A journalist was interrupted by his young daughter when he tried to ask First Minister Nicola Sturgeon a question on childcare responsibilities during the pandemic.

Chris Musson, the political editor of the Scottish Sun, was asking Ms Sturgeon about the possibility of mothers being forced out of work due to having to look after their children.

During his questioning via video-link from his home, the journalist's five-year-old daughter appeared over his right shoulder.

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The intervention raised a smile from the First Minister, which then turned to laughter when the youngster switched sides and temporarily managed to get between her father and the camera.

Ms Sturgeon said: "Chris, I think you should let the other person in the room there ask a question."

She added: "Can I say that you are, as a man, taking your fair share of the childcare there, so well done for that."

The First Minister also made an attempt to greet the intruder, but was met with silence, before thanking the journalist and his "able helper" for the question.

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A cyclist makes his way up a quiet Saint Vincent Street in Glasgow as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (L) gestures as she holds a briefing on the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in Edinburgh on March 29, 2020, as Britain lives under lockdown, its population joining around 1.7 billion people around the globe ordered to stay indoors to curb the "accelerating" spread of the coronavirus. - The British government admitted on Sunday that the coronavirus lockdown could last a "significant" time as a leading expert warned it could be in place until June. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JEFF J MITCHELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Clementine Sage(L) and Lucy Paterson perform Muay Thai in Kevingrove Park in Glasgow as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
Police patrol Kevingrove Park in Glasgow as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
A COVID-19 sign saying the play park is closed at the entrance to Kevingrove Park in Glasgow as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
A cyclist in Kevingrove Park in Glasgow as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
A view of a the entrance to St Enoch underground station in Glasgow as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
Pigeons fly in a quiet looking George Square in Glasgow as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
A view of a quiet St Enoch underground station in Glasgow as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
A view of an empty train as it travels through the underground network in Glasgow as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
A view of a quiet looking Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
An UBER EATS cyclist in Glasgow as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
Military personnel and officials walk around the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
Military personnel and officials walk around the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
Traffic on the M9 passes the Kelpies sculpture in Falkirk, which will be lit up in blue for the entirety of the coronavirus outbreak period of as a lasting tribute to NHS and social care workers. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
A woman walks past a homeless person lying in a doorway in a Glasgow city centre street on March 27, 2020. - Britain is under lockdown, its population joining around 1.7 billion people around the globe ordered to stay indoors to curb the "accelerating" spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Police officers speak with a member of the public in a Glasgow city centre street on March 27, 2020. - Britain is under lockdown, its population joining around 1.7 billion people around the globe ordered to stay indoors to curb the "accelerating" spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Police officers break up a group of people who had gathered in Glasgow city centre on March 27, 2020. - Britain is under lockdown, its population joining around 1.7 billion people around the globe ordered to stay indoors to curb the "accelerating" spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 27: Members of the public walk past a sign on the A82 north bound on March 27, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon along with British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, implemented strict lockdown measures urging people to stay at home and only leave the house for basic food shopping, exercise once a day and essential travel to and from work. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to at least 182 countries, claiming over 20,000 lives and infecting hundreds of thousands more. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 27: Police patrol Buchanan Street on March 27, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.Scotland. First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon along with British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, implemented strict lockdown measures urging people to stay at home and only leave the house for basic food shopping, exercise once a day and essential travel to and from work. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to at least 182 countries, claiming over 20,000 lives and infecting hundreds of thousands more. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Jim Miller Procurement Director from NHS National Services Scotland moves boxes of face masks at the NHS' National Procurement Warehouse at Canderside, Larkhall, as deliveries of personal protective equipment (PPE) are being increased, with millions of masks and gloves have already delivered to frontline staff. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
STENHOUSEMIR, SCOTLAND - MARCH 27: Asiyah Javed, 34, from Falkirk, and husband Jawad Javed, 35, stand for a portrait at their shop in Stenhousemuir, Scotland on March 27, 2020. The couple have been delivering care packages with hand sanitizer and masks to the elderly and vulnerable against the coronavirus (COVID- 19) outbreak in their community. (Photo by Robert Ormerod/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
STENHOUSEMIR, SCOTLAND - MARCH 27: Asiyah Javed, 34 from Falkirk, stands for a portrait with a care package at her shop in Stenhousemuir, Scotland., Scotland on March 27, 2020. Asiyah Javed, 34, from Falkirk, and husband Jawad Javed, 35 have been delivering care packages with hand sanitizer and masks to the elderly and vulnerable against the coronavirus (COVID- 19) outbreak in their community. (Photo by Robert Ormerod/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Art consultant Laura Korycka (left) and curatorial assistant Alexandra Marchant Wink hang a new piece titled 'Stripe Dress' by artist Ilona Szalay, which features in the new exhibition "Some Are Born to Sweet Delight, Some Are Born to Endless Night", in the window at the Arusha Gallery in Edinburgh.
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