Of all the things B&T loves about TV, it has to be the live-to-air blunder. And today we’ve got two absolute beauties to finish the working week,
First clanger off the rank happened earlier this week at the ABC Victoria’s 7pm news bulletin.
Newsreader Tamara Oudyn was drafted-in to read the bulletin at the last-minute, meaning she need a quick hair and make-up touch-up while sitting in the newsreader’s chair.
Wonderfully, the bulletin started rolling as the hired help was still maintaining Oudyn’s coif.
As the two realise the cameras are rolling, the artist does a bolt to the right as Oudyn blurts out: “Are you kidding?” before cooly throwing to the night’s main headline.
Check out the calamity below:
Meanwhile, Nine’s Today show was having a few on-air mishaps of its own after an expensive-looking vase got smashed during a live on-air segment yesterday.
Today weatherman Steve Jacobs was reporting from a $3.2 million apartment that’s part of a prize promotion for the show when the report was interrupted by the sound of smashing ceramic.
It turns out sound guy “Jimmy” had swung his audio pole a little too abruptly, sending the vase smashing down.
To his credit, Jacobs handled the interruption with aplomb: “Aside from that vase that our audio operator just smashed everything is absolutely included in this prize,” he laughed.
Check out all the action below: