As the clock continued to tick down, fellow co-host Brooke Boney is seen with a bemused expression on her face, adding to the fray with a joke about James' first day as a fill-in for Karl Stefanovic being "sabotaged."
"Get a new Karl this is what happens," James laughed before asking his fellow presenters: "If this was Karl's cup would this be beer?" as they all cackled at the early morning chaos together.
Fans of the show were quick to share their thoughts on the hilarious close call, taking to the comments section of the original post.
"Oh Sarah, spilling coffee which is liquid gold is simply sinful 😂," one fan joked.
"Definitely need towels on standby from now on lol," said another."
"I'm currently watching 'Morning Wars' and this feels like it came straight out of the show 😂," a third added.
James is currently filling for Karl as he vacations in Europe with his wife Jasmine Yarborough and three-year-old daughter Harper.
The couple recently attended the wedding of chef Guillaume Brahimi and Inghams Enterprises heiress Tamie Ingham in Paris in what has been dubbed the 'socialite wedding of the year.'
Jasmine was a bridesmaid during the lavish nuptials whilst Karl MC'd the affair.