Projects like this do over run sometimes, it's not ideal but it's one of those things and happens for all sorts of reasons; logistical, technical, administrative. Or just because the deadline was too tight in the first place
The outgoing contractor is usually good enough to extend their services until the new one is ready, they'll get paid for it of course. Pulling the plug and walking away helps no-one
It's not the first contract changeover that the BBC have had which has overrun
Some might say he's joining in the stupidity of voluntarily standing outside during dangerous conditions, but he's no different to the dozens of other reporters who do the same.
It's only a matter of time before one of them is killed or seriously injured by a piece of flying debris, then
we'll have days and days' worth of mawkish analysis about how such a thing could have occurred