News Anchor Temporarily Forgets She’s On Air

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You know the feeling. It’s a slow day at the office, you tilt your head back and count the ceiling tiles, or inspect your fingernails, or contemplate cleaning out your keyboard, and then suddenly, before you know it, several minutes have gone by and you can’t account for them. It happens. It does. But if your job involves live television, it’s probably best to make sure you’re not still on the air before zoning out — a lesson one ABC Australia anchor learned the hard way during a broadcast over the weekend. In the clip, Natasha Exelby gasps and hurriedly intros the next segment after the camera finds her decidedly not paying attention. To her credit, she recovers fairly well.

And now, back to whatever you were doing before you distracted yourself from your own work with this video.

News Anchor Temporarily Forgets She’s On Air