21 Live TV Moments That Made Our Eyes Pop
There's always a strong possibility that things will go wrong on live TV and because of the precarious nature of the job, you can go from a calm and composed journalist to an embarrassed one in seconds; just like these anchors and reporters.
Some inadvertently reveal their underwear; others call their co-anchors "Daddy", and the vast majority find themselves on the receiving end of prankish citizens lurking in the background of their reports. One company even requests that their journalists take off their clothes when reporting.
With that said, here are 21 unthinkable news bloopers that made our eyes pop.
1. The Latin Naked News
Desnudando La Noticia, which roughly translates to The Latin Naked News, is a Latin American news programme that aims to educate its viewers by using attractive naked females to report on the day's events. Yes, really.....
It may sound sexist and even pornographic, yet the aim of the newsgroup is to promote a greater tolerance towards female liberation by breaking the taboo that comes from seeing a woman naked. Sounds good to us!
2. Blown Away By Your Reporting (And Idiocy)
We can't help but laugh whenever something unfortunate happens to another person. And whether they slip, trip over their laces or bump into a lamppost, it's almost innate in us to laugh.
But a Russian reporter being blown away by a fire extinguisher live on air? Now that's a first!
3. A Romanian Weathergirl Inadvertently Draws Attention To Her Breasts
It would be a day to forget for the 25-year-old Romanian weathergirl Roxana Vancea, but one to remember for everyone watching. In what appeared to be an attempt to promote outdoor exercise following a report detailing the warm days ahead, an innocent act turned incredibly steamy. And we couldn't thank her enough.
Wearing only a low-cut top, the beauty jumps up and down for some time, not realising that her breasts are slowly falling out of place!
4. A Pervy Baboon Takes A Liking To A News Reporter
This one never gets old, and if you've never seen it before then you're in for a treat! The FOX40 News reporter Sabrina Rodriguez, who at first seems impressed with the politeness of her interviewee is left in a state of shock following his pervy actions.
Commenting on the cheeky animal, Rodriguez candidly admits," I think he's trying to cop a feel."
5. Stop Your Reporting!
When local weather women Holly Ellenbogen was assigned the task of reporting on the ferocious storm sweeping across town, little did she realise of what lay ahead.
Standing amidst the hurling winds, the storm seemingly had enough of her and signalled, quite literally, for her to stop.
6. Fox's Kimberley Guilfoyle Seductively Draws Attention To Her Middrift
If you don't find Fox News' Kimberley Guilfoyle attractive, then you're certainly in the minority. Known for her role as a co-presenter on 'The Five', the former model is known for her confidence and all-round sexiness.
And whether it's flirtatiously eating a piece of cake, or, as is the case in this photo, captivating audiences by unwittingly drawing attention to her breasts, viewers tuning into The Five are rarely disappointed.
7. Dutch TV Journalist Claudi Groot Koerkamp Creates Her Very Own Splash
Claudi Groot Koerkamp appears to be oozing nothing but confidence as she reports on a boat, but it's when she decides to sit down and interview her subject that things take a turn for the worse.
Leaning on the side, Claudi quickly loses her balance, and despite clutching onto a flimsy rope nearby, it isn't robust enough to stop the poor reporter plunging into the water.
8. Liz Claman's Cleavage
Whoever leads the recruitment team at Fox clearly has an eye for beauty and Fox Business co- anchor Liz Claman is no exception. Yet Fox Business is supposed to be a serious show that informs viewers about the latest going-ons in the global and domestic stock markets, and while the intelligence of its leads is undeniable, the clear-to-see sight (and size) of Liz Claman's midriff is a more welcomed sight.
There are various other gifs and videos of Liz Claman's reporting, but instead of praising her journalistic prowess, the videos have only one thing in mind: showing the world her breasts.
9. Deborah Duncan Gets Slapped In The Face By A Monkey
It's not every day a news anchor meets a monkey, but then again, it's not every day a monkey gets to meet a famous news anchor, which was probably why the pesky primate decided to make a name for himself.
Instantly going viral, this entertaining slap gave him the sought of fame that even Kim Kardashian would find hard matching.
10. The Woman Who Had A Mysterious Object Under Her Skirt
We still don't know whether it was a telephone or something more intimate, but we can hazard a guess that what she was doing wasn't exactly appropriate for live TV; hence her stunned reaction.
Whatever it was, we're sure the reporter went home that evening with her face a shade similar to her skirt.
11. A Slippery Piece Of Reporting
Some people can't stand fish. Most smell bad, and when a wet and gooey fish happens to be in your hand, you're not going to be best prepared for when it attempts to wriggle free.
Taken aback by its attempt for freedom, the poor woman recoils and unknowingly falls into the arms of the boat's owner before both take a hilarious tumble.
12. ABC's Siobhan Riley Draws A Penis
Reporting on the traffic isn't a job that attracts many headlines, let alone plaudits, but things would be different for Siobhan Riley the moment she attempted to describe traffic congestion in downtown Michigan using an interactive board.
Using her fingers to draw lines highlighting the impacted areas, Riley's 'lines'accidentally formed into a penis, much to everyone's amusment.
13. A Canadian News Anchor's Unintentionally Phallic Hand Gestures Go Viral
Lisa Dutton made headlines across the world for more than just her news reporting after reciting an innocent story about her child's fondness for her electric toothbrush.
And that would have been fine, so long as she didn't re-enact his every move with an array of phallic hand gestures.
14. A Weathergirl Calls A News Anchor 'Daddy'
In what has to be one of the most random moments on live television, PIX11 Seatle Weather Correspondent Linda Church admitted to the male news anchor that she likes calling him daddy.
What makes this even more cringeworthy is his response. "Well thank you, I kind of like it," he says, not knowing quite whether he does. But could it simply be an in-house joke? A possible form of banter only they understand? Or is it merely Linda Church being weird? We'll go with the latter.
15. An Italian TV Presenter's Attempt At The Splits Goes Horribly Wrong
Italian's have a reputation for being daring and bold but sometimes that mentality doesn't always serve them well.
In what has to be one of the funniest things we've ever seen, a failed splits attempt leaves the presenter unable to get up. But when you make a split-decision (hehe) on live TV, you can't always expect the best.
16. A Female Reporter's Attempt At A Skateboard Trick Backfires
News reporters are known for being many things: but being good at skating isn't usually one of them; something NewsChannell 8's Cheryl Stewart demonstrated on live TV.
Reporting on a local skating event in Portland, an ambitious Cheryl feels as though she can pull off an ollie, only to discover that she can't.
17. Kristen Wig Flirts With Seth Myers On Saturday Night Live
Before you correct us, we know this is just a sketch, but that doesn't take anything away from it being a shocking moment on live TV.
Even Seth Myers, who no doubt rehearsed the sketch countless times with Wig, looks to be trying his best to withhold his laughter as the audience gradually feels their jaws dropping to the floor.
18. Pigs Running Wild
The role of a newscaster is a serious one, and as well as making sure you read succinctly, you have to look the part too. But the latter won't happen if your face is hidden underneath the headline's caption.
What made it worse was the headline itself: 'Pigs Running Wild', which inevitably had an accompanying photo of a pig. But who knows? Maybe it wasn't an accident. Maybe the guy working in graphics meant it? I guess we'll never know.
19. A Fox News Presenter Accidentally Flashes The Camera
Men have it easy when it comes to looking formal and presentable. A suit is often enough, and then they're ready to go. As for women? There's a range of options, and why this can sometimes be liberating it also poses many challenges.
In the case of Alina Moine of Fox News, she was probably feeling good about herself so decided to don a short skirt to showcase her stunning figure. And that's perfectly acceptable, but instead of having the desired effect it only caused her embarrassment when her left hand brushed against it and inadvertently lifted it up. Thankfully, she was wearing panties...
20. A Presenter Loses Her Bikini Top
We don't know what kind of journalistic training goes on in Chile, but judging by the country's name and the way this journalist conducts herself, we guess it's pretty hot and saucy.
But it isn't only a sultry strip tease that goes on. If things couldn't get any racier, the presenter, upon entering the ocean, loses her bikini top. Dear oh dear thought every woman. Yes, yes, yes, thought every man.
21. Weathergirl Ericka Pino Morphs Into A Middle Aged Man
Just when you thought you'd seen it all on The Celebrity Lane, a beautiful weather girl suffers the indignity of transforming into a hairy man on live television.
Okay, maybe not in the literal sense, but it's still hilarious and makes us thankful for the many incompetent cameramen that continue ploughing their trades in newsrooms.