Typically, a TV news report is full of highly-paid people, beautifully presented, reading the day’s news verbatim from a pre-prepared autocue.
Problem for them is, with all the cameras beaming in on their every move, any stuff-up is quickly caught for perpetuity and, hopefully, soon goes viral for us all to have a laugh at.
Take this clip from the BBC in Wales over the weekend where the anchor throws to her post-news host who is yet to resume her position. Check out the perfect fail/save below:
So near, yet so far. pic.twitter.com/YT8b7y8yn6
— Gary Taphouse (@garytaphouse) August 24, 2019
Still, it arguably wasn’t as good as our very own Natasha Exelby who was caught twiddling a pen during a live cross on the ABC back in April 2017. Exelby, a casual with the public broadcaster, didn’t have her contract renewed.