BBC newsreader Martine Croxall in hysterical live blunder but stays ice cool
The BBC's Martine Croxall showed her cool side after she was completely unfazed by a major live blunder.
The 50 year old newsreader was standing when she wished viewers a good afternoon, going to read the top stories before the camera panned straight past her to the news desk.
"Hello everybody, this is Afternoon Live," she began, before she disappeared as the camera whipped straight past her.
"I've lost you," she observed calmly, "I shall make my way back to the desk.
"I think that's the safest thing to do. Do excuse me, I shall tell you all about our too story in just one second."
She stayed ice cool as she took a seat and started on the headlines.
Viewers took to social media to laugh about the blunder, one tweeting: "@MartineBBC @BBCNews #MartineCroxall #BBCNews Enjoyed your 2 O'clock walk-about, Martine. A first?"
Another tweeted the clip and chuckled: "Ahh @MartineBBC, at least it's Friday!"
Others gushed over Martine's laid back response and professionalism.
One penned: "It was dealt with such collectedness and polish I assumed it was part of the show, as it were. What a pro!"
"Brilliant!" another praised, "I hope Martine told that naughty robotic camera off afterwards and unplugged it from the mains permanently."
A third sincerely offered: "When in doubt just go and sit down.
"Couldn't have been handled better even if it had been scripted. Brilliantly handled."
It's almost the exact opposite of an incident back in 2014 – when her chair appeared before the camera, but completely Martine-less.
When she realised she was in front of the wrong camera, she took her seat and began with the headlines.
She joked that the gaffe wouldn't go unnoticed by viewers, but urged: "If I sidle in you can pretend that you haven't noticed."
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