Watch agonising moment newsreader's teleprompter shuts down – and he's forced to improvise live on air | The Sun

A NEWREADER had to improvise while reading the news live on air when his teleprompter shut down in a painful scene.

Nine News presenter Peter Overton was left in a nightmare situation when the device that displays his script stopped working.

The experienced British-Australian journalist, 57, had to switch over to physical notes to finish his segment during the technological breakdown.

It was clear there had been a mishap when the presenter went live on air at the studio and there were a few moments of silence, before he could be seen talking to producers through an earpiece.

But the presenter stayed composed as he enquired: "Let's just find out where you would like me to go.

"You'd like me to go to Morocco? Okay."

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He then gracefully saved the situation by continuing to present the news despite not having a script being projected in front of him to read out.

Peter reached for a sheet of paper in front of him with handwritten notes and began to read out the information on it.

He continued: "The number of people killed in the powerful earthquake which hit Morocco has climbed past 2,000."

This comes after a recent GB News presenter gaffe where Martin Daubney was left mortified after swearing on national television.

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It seemed he was experiencing technical issues while airing a segment on terror suspect Daniel Khalife being caught by police.

Martin then lost his cool and made the X-rated comment: "F***, it's all gone wrong."

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