BBCs Clive Myrie forced to take shelter underground amid missile fire in Kyiv

BBC broadcaster Clive Myrie has been forced to take shelter underground after the building he was reporting from in Ukraine was shaken by nearby missile fire.

The popular presenter is in Kyiv reporting on the Russian invasion and told fans on Twitter that he had to take cover after the "closest blast yet to our base".

The 57-year-old said it was so close that the windows actually shook.

He tweeted: "Now back in the underground shelter in Kyiv, our position shaken by nearby missile fire.

"Windows shook. Closest blast yet to our base. Fighting coming closer to heart of #kyiv."

Clive then shared a short clip showing a huge blast lighting up the night sky. This was the explosion that shook our base!" he told his followers.

Last week, Myrie and his colleague Lyse Doucet had to quickly put on flak jackets after an air raid siren rang out during a live broadcast.

He later told the PA news agency: "You've got to be aware that you are in the middle of a warzone, a live warzone, and anything could happen.

"None of us are stupid enough to stay out there reporting while bullets are raining down, that would be madness and frankly no story is worth that, but the advice was we could still keep broadcasting as long as we took the minimal protection of putting on safety gear."

Clive's work in the Ukraine has won praise from fellow reporters and viewers alike.

Former GB News journalist Simon McCoy tweeted that he was doing "an amazing job" while World At One presenter Sarah Montague called him "a class act".

Viewers were moved last week when Clive appeared to shed a tear as he shared the latest from Kyiv.

One person tweeted: "Clive Myrie is one of my heroes. He sees what is really happening and shares it with the rest of us in an honest and compassionate way."

Another said the broadcaster had "really solidified his status as a national treasure"”.

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