Toronto news anchor Farah Nasser swallowed a fly while reporting on the floods in Pakistan.
The anchor made a face and swallowed the bug before continuing her report.
Nasser was in the midst of a report about the flooding in Pakistan when the pest interupted.
“Eight weeks of nonstop torrential rain. A national emergency has been in–,” said Nasser, before stopping briefly to swallow the fly, she continued, “has been invoked but the weather in Pakistan, extreme weather, is alarming…”
Sharing because we all need a laugh these days. Turns out it’s not just @fordnation, I swallowed a fly on air today.
(Very much a first world problem given the story I’m introducing). pic.twitter.com/Qx5YyAeQed
— Farah Nasser (@FarahNasser) August 29, 2022
Nasser was a good sport about the situation, tweeting the video and writing, “sharing because we all need a laugh these days. Turns out it’s not just @fordnation, I swallowed a fly on air today.”
The reporter added that it was “very much a first world problem given the story I’m introducing.”
The bug mishap comes just weeks after Ontario Premier Doug Ford swallowed a bee during a live press conference on August 13, which Nasser had referred to in her tweet.
Ford was speaking about privatizing healthcare in Dundalk, Ontario, when a bee flew straight into his mouth.
“Holy Christ, I just swallowed a bee!,” Ford said, while coughing and reaching into his mouth
Ford quickly joked about the situation saying, “I’m good, he’s down here buzzing around right now. He has a lot of real estate.”
“This is going to be replayed over and over again,” Ford continued to joke about the certain oncoming buzz over the incident.