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BUSTED! Sunrise hosts caught slacking off live on air

“coverage drags on sometimes… even where we sit”
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Natalie Barr, Mark Beretta and Michael Usher were all distracted on Sunrise this morning, checking their phones, kicking their feet up on the desk and even finding time for a quick makeup touch-up.

Watch Below: Sunrise hosts busted on their phones during live broadcast

During Thursday’s live broadcast the presenters found the funny side to Monique Wright’s news report, poking fun at the breaking news story. 

Reporting on a BBC presenter who was caught scrolling on his phone during coverage of the UK leadership crisis, Monique couldn’t stop herself from breaking out into laughter. 

Natalie Barr, Mark Beretta and Michael Usher were all distracted
Natalie Barr, Mark Beretta and Michael Usher were all distracted (Credit: Seven)

As cameras cut back to the desk, Natalie, Mark and Michael were all seen mimicking the embarrassing footage, looking very relaxed in their chairs. 

Monique tried to justify the UK presenter’s actions, explaining that it “can happen in any situation, you know when everyone’s tidying up and you just think I might just check my phone.” 

Between fits of laughter, Michael jumped in to agree.

“Well let’s be honest, those coverage drags on sometimes don’t they… even where we sit” 

Natalie was quick to jump to Monique’s defence, confirming that they weren’t talking about Sunrise news

“Not your news though!” she made sure to explain to Monique before the presenters moved on to the next segment. 

Watch Below: Samantha Armytage breaks down as she quits Sunrise

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The hilarious situation comes after Sunrise announced the departure of showbiz reporter Nelson Aspen. 

After working as SunrisesNew York correspondent for 20 years, Nelson revealed the news live on air, explaining that he was going to use this new spare time to focus on other projects. 

Talking to presenters Natalie and Michael, Nelson shared future plans for the release of his new book Your Home Is Your Castle, a book tour and a new concert Q&A show.

 

Nelson Aspen has been the Sunrise showbiz reporter for 20 years
Aspen has been the Sunrise showbiz reporter for 20 years (Credit: Instagram)

Natalie, who has worked with Nelson for over 20 years paid tribute to the show biz reporter during the show, telling Nelson that “it has been a wonderful ride and we will miss you.”

Announcing that he was giving “my two-week notice,” Nelson’s shock departure adds more uncertainty to the Sunrise lineup

Currently, co-host David Koch has also been missing from the desk, revealing that he was taking time off to attend his daughter’s wedding in London. 

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