Martin Roberts warns fans to prepare for ‘earth shattering news’ – ‘This might upset you’

Martin Roberts reacts to shortage of Flake chocolates

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Martin Roberts, 56, was left traumatised while he was having his breakfast on the road during filming for Homes Under The Hammer. The presenter was tucking into his first meal of the day when he was left shocked by a news report in the paper.

This more serious than anything else that’s going on…

Martin Roberts

Posting a video to Twitter, he warned this followers that what he was about to show them might cause some upset, and whilst many wondered what on earth it could be, it turned out it wasn’t as bad as they thought.

“There’s a very serious thing going on this morning, it’s the rubbish in the news that you might have missed…” he began.

“This more serious than anything else that’s going on – well not really but it’s quite serious.”

“Are you ready, this might upset you,” he said before flipping the camera around to show a headline that read: “Chilling news: We’re running out of Flakes to go in our 99s.”

Martin came back in view and shook his head: “Yes, the bad news is there’s a shortage of the 99 Flakes that go in ice creams.”

Lost for words, the BBC star actually looked teary as he added: “Not sure how to deal with this news but we’ll get through this together!”

“Deep breaths… it’s going to be OK.”

After he posted the video to his social channels, fans rushed to the comments section to share their opinions on the crisis and offer some support.

“Be strong Martin….you can get through this…..you have the strength!” one giggled.

Another was just as shocked: “No way!! Hope it’s only a temporary setback!!”

“Counselling is available,” a third joked.

It wasn’t long before Martin was back with yet another video with an update for his followers on his “traumatic breakfast”.

“And in an update in what is becoming quite a traumatic breakfast,” he began, “Look what they’ve done to my poached egg!”

In the previous video, Martin revealed he was in a hotel whilst filming in Ashby-de-la-Zouch in North West Leicestershire, but he wasn’t impressed with the food that he had ordered.

“Why is it covered in weeds?!” he yelled in a whisper.

“Why?!  Why would you ruin a perfect egg by putting this stuff on it!”

He mumbled something else before signing off while his followers sympathised with his recent bad luck.

“You don’t seem to be having a lot of luck lately. First the toilet, then 99 flakes now greenery on your breakfast!” one penned, referring to his DIY incident with a lavatory last week, which he also documented on Twitter.

“Life. Don’t talk to me about life,” a second sighed.

“Ha ha I love you – I get sooooooo angry with the weeds on every meal,” another understood his pain.

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