BBC Dad Returns to Talk About Working From Home—With His Family in Tow

Robert Kelly's viral work-from-home moment is almost too relatable now.

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many people are struggling with figuring out how to manage working from home for the first time—especially with young children. And no one knows that struggle more than professor Robert Kelly, who became a viral star after his young children interrupted his live interview with the BBC in 2017. Now, the man known as "BBC Dad" and his world-famous work-from-home family are back to bring us a little joy and guidance during such a strange and uncertain time.

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Of course, it's nearly impossible to forget when Kelly's live television interview from home was interrupted by his two children—especially when his daughter Marion (who was four at the time) opened the door and strutted in the room behind her father without a care in the world.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the family came back to BBC three years later to talk about their viral moment and, of course, the struggles of working from home.

Although Kelly's interrupting children were actually invited to the interview this time, they still managed to be as rambunctious as they were when they snuck their way into the shot in 2017.

Halfway through, as Kelly's wife, Jung-a Kim, tried yet again to restrain them, Kelly apologized for his adorable children. "That's one thing you can never apologize for now. It's part of the scene, isn't it? It's what we expect," the BBC anchor joked.

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With most of the world working from home because of coronavirus, many people can now empathize with Kelly and his family.

"As you can see, it's very difficult… Employers who have employees with kids like our age, it's going to be very, very difficult. I get maybe two hours of work done a day, maybe three, with this," Kelly said. "There are only so many games you can play and puzzles you can do before they just kind of, you know, run around."

As work and home life are getting more blurred as the days go on, psychologist Adam Grant summed it up best by tweeting, "We're all BBC Dad now."

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Kali Coleman
Kali is an assistant editor at Best Life. Read more
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