Kiwi newsreader drops c-bomb on live TV

Publish Date
Thursday, 3 May 2018, 10:22AM

Daniel Faitaua's been caught out by a stunningly unfortunate slip up on air. 

While reporting a story, Dan got his words mixed up and cut himself off at exactly the wrong time. 

He ended up saying: "Welcome back. Well, the largest count - country's largest marae..."

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Except it didn't quite sound as harmless as it looks.

Fellow TV personality Mike Puru threw his pal under the bus, posting video evidence to Twitter with the caption: "The largest what?"

It happens to the best of 'em.

On the plus side, someone commented on Mike's tweet: "That’s one way to make sure we’re paying attention when it’s news time!"

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