As you’ll now know, there is nothing we love more at B&T than a live TV blooper.
Luckily for us, the ABC has come out with an absolute clanger this week.
Reporting on Victoria’s hotel quarantine system, ABC presenter Elias Clure struggled to get his lines right, finishing off the blooper with an almighty F-bomb.
While these stuff ups are commonplace for news reporters, unfortunately for Clure, the ABC put the pre-recorded outtake to air.
The clip was shared on Twitter by the ABC’s Media Watch.
— Media Watch (@ABCmediawatch) October 1, 2020
Clure was quick to apologise for the mishap.
“My sincerest apologies to our great @abcnews viewers! My little moment of frustration was a pre-recorded outtake and never meant to go to air. However good lesson for me to NEVER swear in front of an open mic!,” Clure said on Twitter.
My sincerest apologies to our great @abcnews viewers! My little moment of frustration was a pre-recorded outtake and never meant to go to air. However good lesson for me to NEVER swear in front of an open mic!!
— Elias Clure (@EliasClure) October 1, 2020
Despite the stuff-up, it seems Clure has won a number of fans by showing his human side and the classy response.
“Brilliant. Life would be a bit more entertaining if the news was reported like this from time to time lol,” said one Twitter user.
“You’re forgiven Elias. Your warmth and sincerity shines through. Also, you’re developing into a good journalist. Just hope the ABC don’t lose you,” said another.
It’s not the first time Clure has provided viewers with some extra entertainment.
Check out this hilarious cross from a rollercoaster from earlier this year.
— The Weekly (@theweeklytv) July 1, 2020
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