Nothing screams good TV like an on-air, impromptu freak-out.
That's exactly what happened while BBC's Steve Backshall was conducting an interview with whale expert Dorris Welch on a boat in California's Monterey Bay when he got word that a blue whale had been spotted nearby (for those who are unfamiliar with the species, the blue whale is the "largest animal ever known to have lived on our planet" and was almost hunted to extinction).
"Oh I'm so so sorry! I don't believe what I've just heard," Backshall enthusiastically exclaims, practically losing his mind. "This is incredible I've heard word that we have on our helicopter a BLUE WHALE."