Being reminded of the most infamous moment of your career on your first day in a new job isn’t ideal.
For Natasha Exelby, who became something of a pop culture heroine last week after losing her focus during a live news bulletin on ABC’s News 24, we have a feeling the gaffe could follow her for a little while yet.
Exelby’s first day reading the news for commercial broadcaster, KIIS FM — while Kylie and Jackie O are on leave — is proof of that.
While being introduced to listeners by music presenter Gordie Waters, the highly-accomplished freelance journalist couldn’t escape questions about the pen that stopped a nation.
“People would know you, Natasha, from the famous ABC blooper that kind of went viral,” Waters said, which was met with a “hmmm” from Exelby.