A video clip capturing a moment of sheer hilarity has taken the internet by storm, featuring Australian reporter Andrea Crothers who, while reporting on recent flooding in Brisbane for Australia’s Today Show, found herself in a comical predicament thanks to an unexpected mosquito attack.
In the now-viral video, Crothers can be seen on live television, discussing the flooding situation when a persistent mosquito lands on her nose, catching her completely off guard. Annoyed by the unwelcome visitor, she attempts to swat it away but inadvertently slaps herself in the face. The embarrassed reporter hastily exits the camera frame, flailing her arms in an attempt to escape the mosquito’s continued assault.
Sharing the amusing incident on her Instagram page, Crothers added a commentary by her colleagues, including host Karl Stefanovic, who acknowledged the challenges reporters face in various conditions. The host humorously commented, “There are the dangers reporters put themselves in to bring you the stories at home,” visibly amused by the unexpected on-air spectacle.
The video quickly went viral, spreading laughter across social media platforms. Users flooded the comments section with expressions of amusement, with one writing, “This is so funny hahahahahahahhahahaha,” and another noting, “This is gold.”
In a delightful twist, Crothers embraced the humor surrounding the incident and later appeared for reporting wearing a mesh headpiece. During a subsequent live broadcast, she sported the black headpiece and jokingly mentioned that it was approved by human resources. “HR said I could wear this as long as I didn’t file for worker’s comp for punching myself in the face,” she captioned the hilarious follow-up video.
Andrea Crothers’ lighthearted response to the mosquito mishap has not only endeared her to viewers but has also become a memorable moment in the realm of live television bloopers. As the internet continues to revel in the laughter-inducing incident, it serves as a reminder of the unpredictability that live reporting can bring, even in the face of buzzing mosquitoes.
Sources By Agencies