It’s any TV reporter’s worst nightmare, and there are a LOT of things that can go wrong on TV. You might stumble your words, pedestrians (or worse, fork lifts) could ruin the shot in the background, and don’t even get us started on uncooperative weather conditions. But on the reporter fail power rankings, falling off a stepladder during a live hit comfortably sits in the top spot.
Unfortunately for Sky Sports News’ Nick Collins, that is exactly what happened when reporting from Wembley Stadium ahead of the England-Scotland friendly. His partner in the studio, Jim White, said it best: “that’s the kind of thing you hope never happens to you on live television.”
Don’t worry Nick, these things happen to the best of us. Maybe not quite falling-off-the-ladder bad, but they happen.