Live TV never ceases to entertain us with its bloopers, boo-boos and muck-ups. In 2016 it delivered more wayward moments, with technical glitches, when people said far too much, and when presenters were left dangling on air.
Many of 2016’s best muck-ups were in Live News -always subjected to so many moving parts.
Some clips of the year’s most glaring moments have been strategically removed from YouTube so I have included a screenshot as a not-so-subtle reminder.
For my money it’s hard to go past that totes awks moment when Rebecca Judd turned the other cheek on Nine News presenter Tony Jones (above), when he was giving a fond farewell.
Although the two do seem to have form…
There were plenty of times presenters had no idea they were going Live to air.
Or the Control Room encountered technical mayhem (particularly at Nine News this year).
— Studio 10 (@Studio10au) November 14, 2016
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) February 11, 2016
There were slips of the tongue (warning language!).
— Cameron Atfield (@CameronAtfield) August 3, 2016
And those who didn’t realise the microphone was still live.
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) November 21, 2016
Live News crosses had their share of disruption.
So did live calls…
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) June 2, 2016
Phallic symbols make an annual, ahem, entry.
— Simon Osborne-Walker (@Simon_OW) July 4, 2016
Sunday Night got the wrong guy with a pic of Nine cameraman Ben Williamson instead of Adam Whittington.
There were geographical mix-ups (no, that’s not NZ).
Talent shows had their share of boo-boos…
And those who just missed their big moment entirely.
— Andy Morris (@AndyMorrisBIC) May 21, 2016
See you in 2017!