OTB’s Favourite Live TV Fails

February 20, 2010 by  
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In anticipation of this Friday’s Eastenders live episode, we have been getting overexcited at the prospect of two things in particular.

Firstly we’re anxious to find out who killed Archie, and secondly we want to see some the cast screw up their lines, fall over, or start laughing in the middle of a scene.

With these forthcoming televisual treats in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite live TV cock ups on. You’re welcome…

AUSSIE GUY DUMPS HIS GIRLFRIEND

We’re always down for a little public humiliation but we can’t help feeling that this guy took it a step too far.

If you were at home, cup of tea in hand and watching your other half on the telly, you might get excited if he suddenly announced he had a message for you. But you might be surprised to learn that he hates you and wants to you to sod off out his life.

Could be worse…well, no not really.


REMINDER: REPORTERS ARE NOT STRIPPERS

I don’t know how much US journalists are getting paid these days but however much it is, I don’t think they need tips from passersby.

Check out this video of one gentlemen who seemed to like the look of this roving reporter and decided to let her know…with money. Funny, but she didn’t seem to appreciate the gesture. Honey, you won’t be young forever, take what you can get.

GERMAN SHOPPING NETWORK FAIL

You’ve really gotta love live telly, except if you’re presenting it then any little thing can and will go wrong.

On a German shopping channel two guys are advertising a big screen TV but it looks like someone’s been dicking around with the test transmission. Cor that person must feel like such a bell-end…penis.

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UK SNOW NEWS COVERAGE GOES WRONG

Don’t work with animals or kids; that’s the rule. This journalist now knows that it should be ‘don’t even work near them’.

Generally, kids are a pain in the arse at the best of times e.g. public transport, churches, fancy restaurants etc. but just try getting through a news report when you’re surrounded by ten year olds weilding snow balls. It’s really the yellow ones you need to watch out for though.

BOOB GRAB ON GERMAN NEWS

You know how blokes that think they’re funny, never are? Well here’s one presenter who’s idea of funny really didn’t correspond with his co-star’s sense of humour.

In their report he reaches over and grabs her boob, earning himself a slap in the face. Watch his reaction; he’s actually shellshocked that a) he got slapped, and b) that she didn’t think it was funny.

BBC NEWS INTERVIEWING THE WRONG GUY

Did you ever have a nightmare that you were dropped into a situation and had no idea where you were or what you were supposed to be doing?

The answers probably ‘yeah, I was naked too.’ Here’s what happened when a man who was supposed to be having a job interview was mistaken for an industry expert on music downloads. He was interviewed live on air and, to be honest, he did pretty good, considering.

PRESENTER PISSES OFF MEL GIBSON

We can always rely on Mel Gibson for a bit of drama and he didn’t disappoint when a TV presenter tried to dredge up some ancient history while he was trying to promote Edge of Darkness.

When asked if he thinks the public perceives him the same way after his anti-semitic comments, Gibson got defensive and tried to change the subject. Watch this clip to the end to find out how Mel really felt about the conversation…

WEATHERMAN SWEARING

Did he do it for a bet? Was it Tourette’s? Did he hate his job and want to get fired? Whatever the reason, this US weatherman is probably kicking himself now for getting more than a bit irate on live TV.

Hopefully he was leaving his job soon and fancied going out with a bang.

KERRY KATONA ON THIS MORNING

Troubled TV personality Kerry Katona appeared on This Morning with Phil ‘silverfox’ Schoefield and Fern Britton and appeared to be a bit…bleary eyed. Surely there’s a role for her on Shameless, she wouldn’t have to act much.

No one’s sure whether it was alcohol or something a bit stronger but either way it was a bit of car crash telly, take a look for yourselves.