Dr Mumbo

Sunrise’s Mel deviates from the script

It’s amazing what a difference a single letter can make, as Seven’s Sunrise presenter Melissa Doyle demonstrated at 6.59am this morning.  

Introducing a story about a convicted a former sex offender, it’s generally best not to read ” He’s deviant”, if your autocue says “He’s defiant.”

To her credit, and that of co-host David Koch, they both managed to keep straight faces.

And indeed, it’s been something of a comical week for the Sunrise. Yesterday the show appealed for anyone who had sent an email to resend it after sports presenter Mark Beretta confessed to deleting the contents of the wrong inbox, losing around 100,000 messages in the process. There are spammers out there who would weep for that lost database.


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