Web Catch: TV reporter gets last laugh after magicians photobomb 'live' shot

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You may have seen the video: two magicians make a scene behind a seemingly clueless journalist during a "live" news report in Westminster, London. The elaborate photobomb is a far cry from scene-stealers who opt to stick out their tongues or moon the camera.

The clip made the rounds on the Internet, with everyone from The Huffington Post to The Mirror praising the hilarious prank.

As it turns out, stone-faced journalist Ashish Joshi was in on it.

Sky News burst eager audiences' collective bubbles with the following Tweet on Friday:

Young and Strange, the magicians behind the ploy, delivered a convincing act.

Real or not, the playful prank is still one worth watching.

See for yourself with the video above.

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