A Spanish News Anchor Was ‘Caught Cheating’ On A YouTube Live Video When A Woman Appeared Naked In The Background

It’s one of many accidental video walk-ins that have plagued celebrities doing live content…

Alfonso Merlos

by Georgia Aspinall |
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A Spanish news anchor is at the centre of a live video controversy after a half-naked woman appeared in the background of a YouTube Live video he was hosting called State of Alarm (Estado de Alarma). Alfonso Merlos was apparently dating Big Brother Spain star Marta Lopez at the time, however the woman in the video was clearly not her.

Hosting the live video on his YouTube channel last week, Merlos was presenting a report when a woman walked through the room wearing only a bra. Viewers quickly noted that the woman was Alexia Rivas, a fellow journalist, and not his girlfriend at the time.

Alfonso Merlos

Keeping quiet on the reports in the days after the gaffe, Merlos appeared on Spanish talk-show The Ana Rose Show to clear up speculation this week. Claiming that he and Lopez were broken up, he admitted he had been seeing Rivas for a few weeks but that he was single at the time they started dating.

‘If you think that my attitude has not been correct or that there are things that I have not done well, I have no problem asking for forgiveness, although my goal was not to harm someone else,’ he said on the show.

Rivas also commented on the story, telling Socialite ‘I didn’t get into a relationship, he told me he was single. We have been [seeing each other] three weeks.’

However, Lopez has since spoken out herself insisting that the pair were not broken up when the video was live and had simply taken four days apart after an argument. Calling the incident ‘shameful’ and ‘unpleasant’ she said the couple had been in lockdown together since the 12th of March before she decided to take some time away.

‘I had been mad at Alfonso for four days,’ she told Spanish outlet Lecturas. ‘He didn’t want me to do something that affected my family. I did it, and he got mad. We argue.’

Honestly, this is all very 2020 Ross and Rachel…

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