New Zealand TV highlights of the year: from breakfast blunders to TikTok dances
Act naturally … Photo / TVNZ
Throughout the closures, freedoms, alert levels and traffic light systems, Aotearoa’s TV news presenters have experienced it all with their viewers.
Sometimes live television can go awry, and the Herald’s entertainment team have come through the year that was to bring you the most shocking, emotional and hilarious moments that news television has to offer this year.
From breakfast blunders to TikTok dances from news anchors to shocking on-air announcements, there have been plenty of iconic moments on screen.
Here are the best TV blunders of 2021
Uncensored song is played during breakfast broadcast
TVNZ breakfast hosts and viewers were in shock when an uncensored version of DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts was broadcast live on air.
The song’s explicit lyrics, which include multiple sexual references and swear words, were released in the studio as the broadcast went into a commercial break.
Hosts John Campbell, Indira Stewart and Jenny-May Clarkson looked up in confusion as Stewart raised an eyebrow.
Explicit language is usually removed from songs shown on television, especially at a time of day when children may be watching.
The error prompted a spokesperson for TVNZ to apologize.
Matty McLean late for his own weather report
The TVNZ presenter was just a dark shadow at the start of his weather segment as he walked through the camera at the end of the newscast.
Jenny Suo called him out on her blunder, and the chaos didn’t end there.
McLean then lost control of his weather broom and it crashed to the ground.
Suo said her newsletter today was unforgettable.
“That’s sweet Matty, I think you should put this away and keep it for your records,” she said. “Save this to show your grandchildren.” “
Melissa Stokes bursts into laughter as Indira Stewart crosses the screen during the live segment
TVNZ breakfast host Melissa Stokes had to control the on-air laughter in July.
The anchorwoman struggled to keep her cool when Indira Stewart accidentally stumbled across the photo.
Speaking through laughs, Stokes told viewers “normally I would ignore it, but it was kind of like ‘dum-dee-doo”, “she said, mimicking the way Stewart had. walked behind her in front of the camera.
And that was not all – the blunder caused Stokes to accidentally mess up his pronunciation of visiting professor Graham Le Gros.
Wendy Petrie impresses with her dance routine
While this one was not shown live on TV, we believe it matters as it has gone viral on TikTok.
Taking a leaf from Breakfast’s book, Petrie joined weather presenter Renee Wright and showed off an impressive routine on Mariah Carey’s Fantasy.
On TikTok, she wrote: “Our producer said ‘have more fun’ after playing Breakfasts’ Child on the 6pm newspaper. Is that what you meant?”
The former competitive cheerleader proved she still has it.
“Unflappable”: the live crossing of the reporter from Te Awamutu interrupted by boy runners, sirens
TVNZ reporter Nicole Bremner showed off her incredible powers of concentration as she remained focused on her reporting on the Waikato Covid-19 border during a “chaotic” crossing live from an intersection in Te Awamutu.
Her segment was constantly interrupted by boys doing burnouts, as well as sirens going off in the background. She stayed focused in the face of all the chaos.
Watch the clip above to see how successful Bremner is.
AM Show exodus
Fans of the AM show will look to an entirely different show next year.
In August, Duncan Garner announced his departure after a few weeks of absence.
Garner cited the “brutal hours” as one of the reasons for his exit from the morning show.
Ryan Bridge was recruited to replace Garner, and viewers were once again shocked when it was announced that Amanda Gillies and Mark Richardson would not be returning to the series in the New Year.
Ryan Bridge reduced to tears as Mark Richardson apologizes
It wasn’t a blunder, but in one of the most emotional scenes on morning TV this year, Bridge was brought to tears by Richardson’s words.
Less than 20 minutes into the final show, Richardson again apologized for revealing Bridge’s sexuality on the air in October 2019, when Bridge never revealed it.
At the time, Richardson joked that Bridge had a collection of ex-boyfriends before he realized what he had done.
Richardson said: âI felt like I let you down. Because you said, ‘Look, we’re not going.’ I was disappointed because I let you down without thinking.
“I’m also looking at where you’ve been since as a broadcaster and you’ve made some giant strides.”
Richardson’s apology made Bridge cry.
Wiping away the tears, Bridge responded by saying, “I’m moved when I watch this because I think, again, it wasn’t your intention to do this but, I watch this and I’m like the man this. guys [Bridge] was holding something back, you know? “
“I googled myself”
All can’t be serious emotional moments on the AM Show – and one of the host’s anecdotes proved it.
How is it for a âdon’t you know who I amâ moment – Ryan Bridge had to pull out his phone to prove his identity during the lockdown.
In August, he explained on the air that he was driving a BMW registered in his partner’s name when a police car turned around and stopped him.
He told the officer the car was his – but things got a little tense when he was told it was registered in someone else’s name.
He had pointed out the Discovery building where he worked but the officer did not seem to recognize him.
“I said ‘look’ – please forget I did that because it’s quite embarrassing – I went google myself and showed him the pictures.”
He was then allowed to go to work.
Kanoa Lloyd announces that she is pregnant
On Three’s news show, one of the highlights of the year was when The Project host Kanoa Lloyd made a special announcement in March.
Her co-host Jesse Mulligan announced that there will be a special announcement on the show that evening.
The TV presenter announced that she was expecting her first child with her husband, freelance editor and colorist Mikee Carpinter, whom she married in 2016.
âI’m leaving The Projectâ¦ on maternity leave! She said during the show.
“I have the coolest baby daddy in the world,” the presenter added, the camera moving towards the audience, where her husband was seated, to share the special studio moment with his wife.
Jeremy Wells’ ankles ?!
Let Hilary Barry and Jeremy Wells keep the giggles going during times of uncertainty.
Barry’s wardrobe, sadly, is getting a fair amount of criticism on the couch – but this time it was Wells who received some bizarre comments from a viewer.
His co-host pointed out on the May show that it was strange that he decided not to wear socks.
âWe’ve had quite a bit of correspondence about your bare ankles and I think we need to fix it,â Barry said.
Barry read comments from a viewer named Sharon later on the show – and it was slightly risky.
“Sharon writes, ‘I’d rather see Jeremy without socks or shoes, or whatever.'”
âFrankly, Sharon, I think it’s just a little dirty and I don’t think it’s appropriate,â Barry joked.
Hilary Barry was forced to declare her love for a particular seafood when a captioning error went viral.
âSalmon! I love salmon!â she clarified in response to a screenshot of the caption error.
At least she could see the humor in the auto-generated captions.