Newsreader swears while falling off chair live on air spilling her drink but just about keeps composure to continue

Saturday, July 29th, 2017, 5:26 am

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.

Channel Nine sports presenter Erin Molan was off camera when the accident 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.

Erin Molan very professionally carried on her report despite having a stain on her top

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.