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ITV reporter Callum Watkinson launches tirade at member of the public who was acting like an 'idiot'

This is the moment an ITV reporter launches a furious tirade at a passerby on the street after he is interrupted during a broadcast.

Footage, captured on Broad Street in Birmingham city centre, shows journalist Callum Watkinson, who works for ITV News Central, shout at the member of the public for disrupting him as he works. 

The irate reporter then approaches the man and tells him: 'I'm just trying to do a job. Have you got a job?'

Callum Watkinson, a reporter for ITV News Central launches a furious tirade at a passerby on Broad Street in Birmingham city centre where he was filming a segment for the broadcaster

The reporter shouts at the member of the public for disrupting him as he works

In the clip, which has been circulating on social media, Mr Watkinson walks towards the passerby before saying: 'I'm not higher class than you mate. I'm just trying to do a job. Have you got a job?'

To which the member of public replies: 'Yes I do actually'.

The ITV reporter then replies: 'Well don't f***ing do it, and I won't come into your workplace and start f***ing with you idiot.

'You get me behind me again, I'm gonna f****** bang you out.' 

Just moments later, the furious reporter mimics the young man's actions and asks if he understands 'how hard it is to broadcast live to half a million people'.

He continues: 'Why don't you go and get a job and then I'll come behind you and start being an idiot.

'Where do you work? Footlocker or McDonald's? 

Watkinson asks the member of the public where he works and mimics the young man's actions

The reporter asks if he understands 'how hard it is to broadcast live to half a million people'

'How about sorry for trying to mess up my work? How about that? Do you know how hard it is to broadcast live to half a million people? 

'Do you know how hard it is to concentrate? It is quite hard without someone in the background.'  

An ITV spokesperson told The Sun Online: 'ITV has spoken to the reporter and the matter is being dealt with internally.

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