Dr Mumbo

You don’t have to be drunk to be on Ten’s Breakfast. But it helps

breakfast black caviarNow if most TV shows accidentally aired a broadcast in which the interviewee was clearly slaughtered, people might be talking about it.

But with the ratings-allergic Breakfast on Ten, that duty falls to Dr Mumbo who happened to be watching this morning when the very merry man stumbled into their London studio to talk about Black Caviar.

black caviar breakfastDuring the course of the interview, Black Caviar’s barrier attendant Glen Darrington told Andrew Rochford that he had spent a nice day at the races, where happily it was Ladies Day. By the time he was on the air, it was well after 11pm in London.

Those looking online on Ten’s catch-up video service may notice there’s a gaping hole for what went out at 8.20 this morning.

When Dr Mumbo asked Ten’s press office for a copy of the video he was sternly told: “We won’t be sending it externally.”

Here’s why:

As co-host Kathryn Robinson asked afterwards: “How did he get on the show?”

How indeed.

Or as Paul Henry confided: “Can you hold your liquor or not? Because we’ve been drinking heavily.”

Still, Sportsbet must be very proud of their brand ambassador. And Karl Stefanovic no longer holds the crown for the drunkest man to have ever been on TV at breakfast time.

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