Unfortunately for BBC Breakfast viewers, Dr Allsopp disappeared off the screen.
Charlie admitted defeat: “I’ll tell you what, we’ve lost that for a moment, we’ll come back to Gail.”
The action then abruptly returned to Charlie in the studio as Charlie explained technology can be “challenging.”
He added: “A lot of people doing that thing when it goes wrong, ‘is it me or is it you?’
“With me, it’s always me.”
BBC Breakfast continues every weekday at 6am on BBC One.