Canadian News Anchor Swallows Fly On Live TV & Gains Praise For Remaining Composed

"Very much a first world problem given the story I'm introducing."

Cover image via ET Canada (YouTube)

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A segment from a news telecast in Canada has recently gone viral — all due to one of their own newscasters and a tiny uninvited guest

Global News anchor, Farah Nasser, had an incident she didn't expect while delivering a live television segment on the floods in Pakistan. 

During her introduction of the segment, Nasser remained poised and composed, before stopping mid-sentence, apparently letting out a small but audible swallow before continuing on. 

After concluding her presentation, it was later revealed that the newscaster swallowed a fly, but remained calm like a true professional.

Screen grab of Nasser having swallowed the fly.

Image via ET Canada (YouTube)

Since the occurrence, Nasser's segment has grabbed the attention from people all across the globe, with many pouring in to add their take on the situation

Some came in with wisecracking jokes and couldn't help themselves but laugh at the entire situation.

Image via Twitter
Image via Twitter
Image via Twitter

However, the majority of spectators praised Nasser for remaining composed and carrying on seamlessly despite the brief interruption.

Image via Twitter
Image via Twitter
Image via Twitter

Nasser herself took to Twitter, and posted a short clip of her stumble with a funny comeback to all the press surrounding her

"Sharing because we all need a laugh these days," wrote Nasser in the opening of her caption. "(Very much a first world problem given the story I'm introducing."

Nasser later commented on the situation in an interview with ET Canada, where she laughed the entire incident off, and described it with humour.

"I saw the fly flying around at the beginning of the news... And I was like 'Not today, fly!', I'm not going to let you distract me. Next thing I knew, it was just in my throat." 

Nasser also confirmed that she did indeed swallow the fly. "If you saw the end [of the segment], I tossed it to the reporter's piece because I couldn't finish it, there was another paragraph."

Speaking on the viral traction the clip has been getting, Nasser was a good sport about the instance, "News is so heavy, so it's nice to give people a laugh — even if it's at my expense," she said in laughter.

Nasser (middle) with ET Canada hosts Dallas Dixon (left) and Cheryl Hickey (right).

Image via ET Canada (YouTube)

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