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Sky News Presenter Panics On Air: 'I've Got No Autocue!'

04/12/2014 16:00 GMT | Updated 04/12/2014 16:59 GMT

Yesterday's Autumn Statement was a big day for business reporters, not least Sky News' Ian King. So imagine the panic he must have felt when he realised, too late, that his autocue had failed.

After running down the headline measures from George Osborne's mini-Budget last night, King was clearly heard shouting in horror: "I've got no autocue!"

The former Times business editor who joined Sky News to front his own show earlier this year then calmly continued. "In just five months, voters will decide to keep George Osborne and his boss David Cameron and his boss in Downing Street," he said, glancing down at notes.

Good save Ian. There but for the grace of God go we all.

A shorter clip is below: