There have been red faces all round as a blooper is played to air on the news.
Channel 9’s Melbourne 4pm news has accidentally played an out-take during the local afternoon news.
It’s not unusual for reporters to pre-record their ‘live’ crosses for the afternoon edition, but making sure the correct version goes to air is key.
Reporter Lana Murphy had presumably recorded multiple takes of her ‘look live’ regarding COVID-19.
The story had been edited with overlay and grabs, but right at the end of Murphy’s stand-up she stumbled over her words and proclaimed:
“F*ck my life”
Knowing she was not live-to-air, Murphy started to fix her hair before the control room switched back to presenter Alicia Loxley who quickly moved onto the next story.
You can watch the clip in the player below:
Nine later apologised over the incident.
We suggest the editors look at the entire package next time…