Stunned Aussie newsreader banned after ABC blooper

Stunned Aussie newsreader banned after ABC blooper

VIDEO: Natasha Exelby appears to have paid the price for her hilarious late night news gaffe.

The Australian newsreader caught napping – or more accurately: staring at her pen – has reportedly been banned from further live appearances.

Presenter Natasha Exelby’s hilarious reaction when she realises the cameras are back on following a late night ABC News 24 story has gone viral.

It happens to the best of them, right? The next day Exelby Tweeted about her late night news faux pas:

But apparently her ABC employers have not seen the funny side of the gaffe, standing Exelby down from further on-air roles, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Fellow journalists, seemingly as shocked as Exelby was in the graveyard hours of the Saturday night shift, have lept to their comrade’s defence:

And even the alternative prime minister has chimed in:


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