Are We Live? : the Funniest Bloopers from TV and Radio by Marion Appleby

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By Marion Appleby

From Iggy Pop simulating intercourse with a teddy endure on a kid's convey to Mike Tyson's musing that he "might simply fade into Bolivian," a hilarious book approximately everything which could and feature long past unsuitable in a broadcasting studio
Whether it truly is Nicki Minaj's Good Morning America cloth wardrobe malfunction, or an Antiques Roadshow ceramic specialist mistakenly describing a section of Victoria Regina porcelain as "Rictoria Vagina," this book takes within the complete spectrum of comedy gold captured on film—whether intentional or not! This rip-roaring number of broadcasting calamities covers more than a few laugh-out-loud events from cloth cabinet malfunctions to the nightmare that's the outdoor broadcast—the global of television and radio hasn't ever been so funny.

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The SHIT Awards Other times it’s the presenters and the production staff whose dozy antics lead to disaster. At the, now infamous, BRIT Awards in 1989, songwriting genius Mick Fleetwood and pint-size glamour model Samantha Fox delivered what has to be one of the worst presenting jobs in television history. Although proceedings began well enough with a live performance from Gloria Estefan, it soon became apparent that the 5’1” Fox and 6’5” Fleetwood not only looked wrong on stage together, they also appeared monumentally uncomfortable presenting a live show.

The following exchange took place: Steve: It’s galling when people are travelling on low-cost airlines and you’re in a queue with an enormously obese person who, God forbid, you’re sitting next to. Alison: I cannot believe that I’m hearing this. Steve: You don’t want to hear it because you’re overweight and you’re selfish. Long live the republic April 2011’s Royal Wedding extravaganza between handsome Prince William and bonny Catherine Middleton drew in crowds from across the globe …apart from poor Melvin from Milton Keynes.

Or when a naughty little cherub decides to call into the morning phone-in and shout obscenities down the line …? Having a Pop Endless rounds of press junkets when they’ve got a new single to promote can mean pop groups are often overexposed. So you can perhaps forgive the foul-mouthed few who’ve let rip at the latest boy band live on air. Charming! In 1984, a naughty man called Simon Roberts decided to use the forum of a Saturday-morning children’s television programme to tell eighties pop group Matt Bianco exactly what he thought of them.

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