This star learned the hard way there’s no going back with live TV.
A presenter for Irish racing channel Racing TV was caught out for being too trusting of a viewer at home, falling for a prank as old as time.
During the broadcast someone asked about the chances of horse Norfolk-In-Chance in the 6.40pm race at Kempton Park. Not suspecting anything untoward, the presenter relayed the request to people watching on.
She stumbled slightly over the name she’d been given but that only made her blunder more obvious.
Say “Norfolk-In-Chance” in an Irish accent and you’ll understand what we mean.
But it took the on-air talent a while to realise she’d been played. After not seeing the horse in the line-up for that race, it dawned on her just what had happened.
“I’m reading this out because we are going to Kempton, what does the team make of the chance of Norfolk-In-Chance in the 6.40 tonight?” she said.
“Where is Norfolk-In-Chance?
“Haddaf a 4/1 favourite.”
Then the penny dropped.
“I’ve been absolutely done up here. I’m serious, that is so bad. I’m ashamed of myself.”
WARNING: Explicit language