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Monkey chases host out of studio during TV interview

May 27 (UPI) -- An Egyptian TV host fled the studio in the middle of an interview when a monkey brought to the set by an actor started attacking her legs.

Lobna Asal, a journalist for Al Hayat TV, was in the studio conducting an interview alongside co-host Hussam Haddad when she took the leash of a monkey brought in by the interview subject, Egyptian actor Ibrahim El-Samman.

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The monkey, which appeared in El-Samman's latest project, appeared friendly and playful at first, but abruptly turned aggressive, causing Asal to push it away.

The primate attacked Asal's legs, causing her to flee. A person then came into the studio to calm and wrangle the monkey.

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