This is the embarrassing moment a TV guest fell off his chair during a live television broadcast.
The scene was captured during a live broadcast on a Shanghai television station and has been widely shared on Chinese social media.
Although the guest returned to his original position, the female anchor could not stop laughing or carry on reading her script.
Loud noise erupted as the guest(left) fell off the chair that suddenly collapsed during a live show in Shanghai TV studio
The two male guests joined the live show to talk about the Shanghai City travel app.
Online comments from Weibo, China’s Twitter like platform were projected behind the guests on a screen.
The clip features a daily new show aired on December 4, 2013 via Shanghai TV. One of the guests, facing the male host, turned to see the online comments. His chair then suddenly collapsed and a loud noise erupted.
A full screen of social media comments about the fall could then be seen on the screen.
The host remained remarkably calm and continued reading the comments shown.
Then the guest took this opportunity to return to his original position- as if nothing happened before.
Other than news broadcasts, guests are often invited to discuss hot issues, according to the TV station’s website.
The host(right) remained remarkably calm and continued reading some social media comments shown on the studio backdrop
The guest(left) returned to his original position as if nothing happened before
The live show carried on and everything went as normal for at least one minute.
Then a female anchor appeared on the screen to narrate other news stories of the day.
She started reading a story headline on UNESCO including China’s abacus into list of World Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Then she burst into laughter. After a while, she apologized and resumed reading her script.
The show carried on as a female anchor appeared to start reading a story headline
After a few seconds, she burst into laughter and could not continue reading her lines. She later apologized and resumed reading her script
The news program later apologized on its official Weibo for the ‘unexpected incident’, reported People’s Daily.
However, many users on Miaopai showed support towards the female host’s response.
‘It’s impossible to withhold laughter at this situation,’ one noted.
‘She’s so genuine. That’s alright to laugh,’ another said.
‘She’s amazing. She could calm herself down so quickly,’ an user commented.