A Melbourne journalist has apologised after she was caught swearing during a broadcast.
Nine News reporter Lana Murphey was on the 4pm bulletin when she stumbled over her words and dropped the F-bomb.
Lana appeared to be reporting on the spread of coronavirus in Victoria when she struggled to get the name of a place right, and told someone off-camera “F*** my life.”
Thinking that the camera man had stopped recording, she laughed it off and fixed her hair.
The mistake would have gone unnoticed if the station hadn’t messed up and aired the wrong clip, sending it live on air.
The feed then cut to newsreader Alicia Loxley back in the studio.
Alicia quickly moved on, before she later apologising to viewers for Lana’s “bad language”.
She added: “Clearly this should have not gone to air, and we are sorry for the mistake.”
Lana was quick to address the mistake on Twitter, writing: “Thanks for the love friends & apologies to those who got more than they bargained for on @9NewsMelb.”
She continued: “Unfortunately the wrong version (clearly) of a pre-record made it to air but thankfully I have a great boss and I’ll be back on your screens tomorrow. 2020 though am I right?”
Fans and supporters were quick to lend their support, with many also agreeing it summed up the year quite nicely.
One said: “HAHAHA Yes Lana… feels of 2020 tho.”
Another added: “It’s the 2020 slogan xxx.”
A third added: “With all the negative news the last few months, this was a shining light and I needed it. Thank you Lana.”
And: “Ah it happens to everyone, except us non media types don’t generally have their stuff up broadcast for all too see” said a fourth.
Another confused fan asked: “So when the news says you’re “live” it’s actually pre-recorded?”
Lana then replied explaining: “Nope! We’re always live when we say we are! Our afternoon bulletins are made up of about 50/50 live and pre recorded.”