Dr Mumbo

Shooting yourself in the face

Studio 10 was seconds away from broadcasting one of TV’s biggest live tragedies this morning, with host Sarah Harris appearing to come perilously close to shooting herself in the face with a nail gun.

During a slot with mind reader Anthony Laye, Harris was asked to pick up the gun and fire it into his hand. However, she proved she’s more adept behind a newsdesk than a workbench by picking it up the wrong way round, and pointing it, accidentally, at her own head.


Harris picks up the nail gun

Harris picks up the nail gun

She's a little nervous about shooting him

She’s a little nervous about shooting him

Fortunately fellow presenter Jessica Rowe proved she knows her way around a Black and Decker, rushing up to grab the gun and point it in the right direction, at the guest. Always at the guest.


Jessica Rowe rushes up to correct her stance

Jessica Rowe rushes up to correct her stance

Dr Mumbo was put in mind of the famous scene from spoof chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, where he accidentally shoots dead one of his guests.

Executive producer Rob McKnight, has also weighed in on Twitter…

And Harris had a sense of humour about the situation, wading in on Twitter with “If you had to listen to Joe Hildebrand’s jokes everyday wouldn’t you try to shoot yourself in the face?” before adding “Kidding. love him.”

12:15pm update: For your delectation, the video of the whole segment:


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