The best TV bloopers of 2017

 

TODAY might not be the most productive day for some of us, so you may as well spend part of it laughing.

This year's TV included plenty of moments when some people got it hilariously and spectacularly wrong.

From reported spottings of cougars which turn out to be a house cat to news readers mispronouncing names and words, 2017 made for great TV viewing, especially when it involved a blooper or two.

Professor Robert E Kelly managed to keep his cool after his two children interrupted him, live on air, on BBC World News
Professor Robert E Kelly managed to keep his cool after his two children interrupted him, live on air, on BBC World News

South Korean-based British professor Robert E Kelly and his family found themselves a viral sensation after daughter Marion, 4, and son James, nine months, stormed into the room during a BBC interview.

And who could forget Natasha Exelby being caught off guard live on camera during an ABC24 broadcast in April.

The vision, which went viral, shows the former Wake Up! co-host looking startled as she suddenly realises the cameras have returned to her after a prerecorded package has finished.

Exelby hadn’t realised the cameras were rolling. Source: Supplied
Exelby hadn’t realised the cameras were rolling. Source: Supplied

However it's not just newsreaders who hilariously fail.

Melbourne jogger Erica O'Donnell delivered the ultimate gaffe during a vox pop interview with Channel Seven in January.

Ms O'Donnell, was running near Melbourne's Botanical Gardens when she was stopped for a vox pop by reporter Michael Scanlan, who was doing a story on exercise.

During the interview, Scanlan asked the woman for her first and last name.

"Erica O'Donnell," she replied.

"And can you spell - first and last?" asked Scanlan.

"F-I-R-S-T, L-A-S-T," replied O'Donnell.


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