When Erin Molan crossed live from the Gabba on Thursday, something wasn’t quite right.
Just seconds before appearing on Nine’s Today Show to preview the First Test between Australia and New Zealand, the intrepid sports reporter copped a watering from the on-field spinklers.
A sodden Molan greeted studio presenters Karl Stefanovic and Sylvia Jeffreys dripping from head to toe, her notes also drenched: “Hey. What up?”
But the incident was somewhat of her own making.
“We put a newspaper over it to kind of block it just in case, because we thought it was progressively going along,” she explains of her failed sprinkler strategy.
“And I went to pick up the newspaper, because I’m an investigative journalist, to read it, and psswshhh!”
She seemed more concerned about whether her dress had become see-through, than the chances of the Aussie batsmen.
“I’m just making sure I don’t have black undies on,” she jokes.
But ever the pro, Erin was determined not to let sports fans down.
“I’ll be back with some solid sporting news a little later on, maybe some valuable content,” she promised.