16 Live TV Gaffes That We'll Never Tire Of Watching, Including Giggling Fits, Swearing And Comedy Falls

What a joy to behold.

Things that will always be funny in life: people falling over in public, children swearing, giggling fits.

Now add live TV into the equation and, well, what’s not to love?

Here’s our round-up of the biggest howlers and gaffes ever committed on live telly, and we promise you, even if you’ve seen them before, they really are the gift that keeps on giving.


1. BBC Breakfast’s Carol Kirkwood gets a little tongue-tied while talking about ‘dog walkers and joggers’

“Not doggers of course,” she quickly added, but unfortunately for Carol the damage was done.

2. Giggling BBC Weather presenter Louise Lear LOSES it

Come on, we’ve all been there.

3. BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker flips the bird

But it’s the oh-shit-what-have-I-done? face he pulls straight afterwards that we REALLY love.

4. The artist formerly known as Cheryl Cole’s lip-sync fail

After that performance, we won’t be putting her through.

5. Harvey drops the C-bomb on Loose Women

And gets away with it too! We <3 you, Harvey.

6. Jo Joyner’s EastEnders live gaffe

Everyone remembers where they were when the Tanya Branning actress mistakenly asked Jane Beale: “How’s Adam?”, referring to actor Adam Woodyatt, rather than his character, Ian Beale. That face says it all.

7. Naked rower makes us spit out our cornflakes

BBC Breakfast viewers got a lot more than they bargained for when a live link up to a group of mums rowing across the Atlantic Ocean revealed one of the team was naked from the waist down. Friction apparently.

8. The wrong winner is announced on Australia’s Next Top Model

And the winner is... except it’s not. Seriously, you had one job.

9. And it happened to Miss Universe too

Lightening really does strike twice. WARNING: You’ll need to uncurl your toes after watching this clip.

10. Even the late, great Terry Wogan was at it...

Not that either of the Eurovision hopefuls would have won it for us, anyway.

11. John Barrowman falls off his chair during Loose Women link-up

That’ll teach him to get too comfortable in his high heels.

12. BBC Weather presenter faints during live forecast

‘Is it me or is it hot in he......’

13. Madonna falls off stage at the Brits

Even the Queen of Pop has her off days (nice recovery though, Madge).

14. Jack Branning gets tongue-tied on EastEnders live

What was that Jack? No, sorry, again? Nah, still not getting it.

15. Elton John falls off his chair during tennis tournament

Yep, there’s no way you could have styled that one out, Elt.

16. And finally, the most adorable interruption in BBC News history

Well done to everyone involved (particularly young Scarlett).


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