A newsreader who fell off her chair live on air and swore during a sports bulletin has been hailed as “true pro” for the way she recovered.
Channel Nine sports presenter Erin Molan was off camera when the accident happened while a news segment ran about the Tour de France .
A few moments silence followed before she said: “I’ve just fallen off my chair, no, I am good,” before heroically continuing her report.
When she returned to Australia’s television screens she had a damp patch on her top which hinted at what must have happened.
Before continuing the bulletin she explained: “I did just fall off my chair but I’m okay I promise.”
Her fall has only seemed to add to army of fans.
Two of her colleagues – Airlie Walsh and Jayne Azzopardi – have applauded her recovery.
One viewer tweeted: “You’re a true pro! Stacked off the chair and clearly wore your drink but barely missed a beat in your report. Champion effort.”
On Instagram Erin later apologised “if any beautiful children heard my terrified reaction”.
She added: “So… tonight was different. I fell off my chair mid @9newssydney bulletin and in the shock of hitting the ground from 1.5m high I unfortunately used a word that isn’t appropriate.