Years of stories studying expertise did little to assist this
veteran TV journalist as he went for a comedy tumble moments
earlier than going reside on air.
Norman MacLeod was seconds from starting his broadcast on STV
on Wednesday night when his chair collapsed beneath him.
The 48-year-old, who’s an STV North news presenter and journalist
for the northern version of the information at six, was unhurt by
the comical fall.
Fortunately, the six-o’clock cameras have been already rolling to
seize the side-splitting second,
reports the Daily Record.
Norman, who’s initially from Scalpay within the Outer Hebrides,
may be seen coming into shot, inserting his notes on the desk and
clearing his throat.
He then goes to take a seat down – which is when all of it goes wrong.
His chair disappears beneath him with a loud clunk and he goes
flying backwards, arms flailing.
There’s a pause, after which you possibly can hear him guffawing at his personal
The highest half of his head seems on the opposite facet of the desk,
together with his bushy brows raised as he laughs hysterically.
He clambers to his toes saying “Oh for God’s sake” after which
units about retrieving his workplace chair, which has disappeared
out of sight.
While bent over, together with his behind in full view, he provides: “I
want that was on digicam.”
He continues to giggle as one of many present producers asks if he
is okay. He replies with extra laughter and sits down – a bit extra
rigorously this time – earlier than saying: “It simply went flying.”
Regardless of the comical incident, Norman managed to compose himself
earlier than occurring air and delivering the information.
of the fall was uploaded on the STV Information web site and
attracted bemused feedback on social media.
Heather Ellington mentioned: “Haha. Good previous Norm…delight nonetheless
Steven Dinnie added: “One in every of at the moment’s surprising pleasures.”
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