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Few seconds after, the newsreader realizes that she was back on camera and her reaction to this was "priceless". And the blooper video of her shocked reaction has gone viral.

Exelby was told Monday she would no longer be used in an on-air role, an ABC spokesman said in a statement: "Natasha Exelby is a casual contributor, not a staff member".

Natasha Exelby was presenting an evening bulletin on ABC on Saturday when the now-viral-moment took place. "If she is going to be punished for such a minor, humorous and innocent error - I think bigger questions need to be asked about the culture of the ABC", Dastyari said.

News Corp.is pursuing ABC management for further comment, addressing directly her removal from newsreading duties, either as a freelancer or otherwise. Not my finest hour, ' she wrote.

In their supportive messages, many prominent journalists revealed the same thing had happened to them a couple of times.

However, the ABC's director of news Gaven Morris appears to have bowed to pressure and re-instated Exelby.


However, she did not let the lag affect her presentation skills.

Fellow Aussie TV reporter Laura Banks recently hit the headlines for her own memorable on-screen appearances.

This treasure trove of bloopers is good for a laugh, and honestly it's surprising some of these didn't end with a firing.

Tom Steinfort, a Weekend Today presenter, called the decision of "sacking someone for an innocuous mistake" an absolute disgrace.

A news report had just finished when the bulletin cut back to show Exelby inside the public broadcaster's Sydney studio not looking at the camera.

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