Newsreader exposes affair on live TV
SARAH HILLS - Monday, January 15, 2007
Viewers could have been forgiven for thinking it was all part of a drive to boost audience figures.
The attractive blonde on screen started talking about her colleagues' sex lives – even hinting one was having an affair – before pushing out her breasts and giving viewers a flash of her midriff.
It was only when the presenter's face went an ashen grey and she started reading the news it became clear she had not known she was on air.
The mishap occurred on Monday during the GMTV programme.
Anglia TV newsreader Emma Baker was caught on the hop by the national broadcaster's decision to put the regional news broadcast forward to an earlier slot.
Bosses at Norwich-based Anglia said they would launch an investigation into the mix-up.
At one point, Miss Baker, 26, said to an unseen male colleague: 'Have you phoned your wife this morning or have you phoned Jan?'
Then, to an unseen female colleague, she said: 'Good morning, Mrs Shameless.' Viewer Sally Fox, 45, from Milton Keynes, said: 'It was much more interesting than the usual local news.
It was like a soap opera.
'When she put her hand up her shirt it seemed she was fiddling with her bra. I saw her tummy.
'Then, when she said about the guy phoning his wife, it seemed she was suggesting someone was having an affair. I was thinking: “Whatever is going on?”.
This all went on for about three-and-a-half minutes. She was preening herself and pouting like Madonna, sticking out her boobs.
'Then somebody obviously told her this was going out live and her face went ashen.
'She started reading the news but how she got through it all I will never know. Top marks to her for that.'