David Davis has sick bucket on hand during BBC interview

When David Davis was being grilled on the Andrew Marr Show about negotiations with the EU, something else was spotted by sharp-eyed Sunday morning viewers.

On the floor beside the under-the-weather Brexit secretary was a strategically-placed bin, acting as a makeshift sick bucket.

Thankfully he managed to navigate the interview without resorting to it.

Introducing him, Marr said Mr Davis had “struggled here despite feeling most unwell this morning”.

“If the camera suddenly switches to you, the audience will know what’s happened,” Mr Davis replied.

The Sun’s Tom Newton Dunn, who was due to appear on the BBC’s Sunday Politics, offered more details, saying the Brexit secretary was suffering from “extreme food poisoning”.

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Tales of extreme heroics from the #Marr and #bbcsp green room about @DavidDavisMP. Suffering from severe food poisoning, threw up before and after his interview, hence the sick bucket on set.

— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) March 25, 2018

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And it certainly didn’t escape the attention of eagle-eyed viewers.

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Is that … has someone placed a strategic sick bin behind DD on #Marr?! I know they just said he’d been unwell this morning but he looks green!

— Kate McCann (@KateEMcCann) March 25, 2018

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There is a large bucket and some tissues next to David Davis on Marr 🤔🤢 pic.twitter.com/bgG4mQpUXg

— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) March 25, 2018

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Has David Davis' sick bucket got it's own Twitter account yet? #sickmanofeurope

— Becky Millar (@Millar2Becky) March 25, 2018

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Good of the BBC to provide David Davis with a sick bin and tissue with him on #marr today

— David (@davidcdavies2) March 25, 2018

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During the interview, Mr Davis said it was “incredibly probable” that the UK would reach a deal with the EU and compared contingency planning for a stalemate to having home insurance in case your house burns down.