Richard Bacon had to stop Amazon Echo from telling kids about his Blue Peter cocaine sacking
Richard Bacon is participating in the build series to discuss "Explorer" on November 28, 2016 at AOL headquarters in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont / WireImage)
The Amazon Echo can be a useful device for getting general information - but moderator Richard Bacon has explained how he had to act quickly when Alexa tried to tell his kids about some skeletons in his closet.
The TV star was a familiar face on BBC's flagship Blue Peter show, but he was released in the late 1990s after it was revealed that he had taken cocaine - something Alexa tried to share when Bacon's children used the device after hers Father asked.
The 44-year-old, who now lives in the United States with his wife and two children, was in Andy Coulson's Crisis What Crisis? Podcast when he talked about the incident.
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He said, "I am sitting in a room in my house in Los Angeles and next to me is one of these Amazonas Alexas. My children said:" Oh Alexa, who is Richard Bacon? ".
"And it comes up immediately" Richard Bacon is an English television presenter. He was released by Blue Peter in 1998 because he… ”
I jumped in and said, 'Alexa, stop it. Stop'.
They said, 'What do you say stop for? Why were you fired "And then they asked again.
The BBC children's flagship program "Blue Peter" today (Friday) presented its latest actor, 21-year-old Richard Bacon (front center) to the media at the TV center in London. Richard was greeted by the regulars of Blue Peter, Romania D 'Annunzio (left) Stuart Miles (rear) and Katy Hill. See PA story SHOWBIZ Blue Peter. Photo by David Cheskin / PA. (Photo by David Cheskin - PA Pictures / PA Pictures via Getty Images)
"And so it's right there on the surface, even though it was 21 years ago."
Good luck, Richard!
Bacon had been on Blue Peter for less than two years when the now defunct News of the World reported that he had used cocaine.
The scandal led to his dismissal, the first time that a moderator's contract was canceled mid-season.
Read More: Richard Bacon admits that continued alcohol addiction is putting him at risk.
H was even forced to return the coveted Blue Peter badge.
Despite the scandal, he made a career in television and radio, with stations in Channel 4's The Big Breakfast and Top of the Pops.
He knows that he works behind the scenes on American television.
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