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Reporter swallows bug live on-air

Reporter Swallows Bug Live On-Air

You can't prepare for everything when you're reporting live -- but watch the bizarre environmental hazard that this British reporter on Sky News had to brave.

"Certainly if we look at the changing complexion of this cabinet compared to [having problems breathing] the last one ..." he began reporting.

"Are you OK," someone asked him.

"No –– I swallowed a fly, that's all," he replied with a smile.

Other newscasters laughed at what Adam Boulton experienced, but were also quick to praise his ability to continue the report. Here's ABC:

"A true pro there. I mean, you could just see him take that swallow, and he just went for it," GMA'a Amy Robach commented.

"The British accent even makes swallowing a fly elegant," Lara Spencer quipped.

Thankfully for Boulton, live news has a penchant for the unexpected -- especially when it comes to animals.

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jvt1984 July 18 2014 at 4:40 AM

There was an old woman who swallowed a fly, my oh my, I think she'll die.

There was an old woman who swallowed a shoe, my oh my, what will she do.

There was an old woman who swallowed a lake, my oh my, what a belly ache.

There was an old woman who swallowed a bug, my oh my, let's give her a hug.

You get the picture.

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onionson July 17 2014 at 2:17 PM

I have chastised many for complaining about AOL posting something hey do not think is news. Everything is news to someone I say. Well, now I join their ranks. A story about a guy that swallowed a fly! Slow news day?

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Joy July 18 2014 at 8:04 AM

"I don't know why he swallowed the fly..."

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rosemaree124 July 18 2014 at 7:54 AM


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onionson July 18 2014 at 6:23 AM

I can't believe another department at AOL posted this again.

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janieturnage July 18 2014 at 5:04 AM

Unfortunately, this often happens to people who have bad breath and the fly is attracted to that. Can't say, though.

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Dr. J July 18 2014 at 12:48 AM

The poor fly inadvertently gave a whole new meaning to the phrase "THIS JUST IN"!

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adika3z July 18 2014 at 12:16 AM

that is true.
a person swallow a fly.
what happen.
very badly sick a week.

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gmgpjandon July 17 2014 at 11:39 PM

While on the net this evening using my handy dandy touch screen computer, it started acting weird. On closer inspection, I discovered a lady bug walking horizontally across the screen, changing things with every other step. Cute, huh?

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bigred8690 July 17 2014 at 11:03 PM

That's even worse than the nosebleed that I once saw happen live on a local newscast, where the guy started to sniff sniff, then he patted his nose with a Kleenex, then a stream of blood came out and they cut to commercials.

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