News anchor unknowingly reports her own husband's fatal car crash whilst live on air
As a news anchor, you are entrusted to deliver some of the most heartbreaking stories to the world. Thus you have to be a cool, calm, and collected individual who can remain rational at all times - regardless of the story. After all, hundreds of thousands of viewers are watching and relying on you inform them on exactly what is happening in our world.
It's certainly not a role that everybody could do, but there are some people that just seem born for it. One of those remarkable individuals is Supreet Kaur, an Indian news reporter who covers the area of Chattisgarh.
Kaur, who has been working at news station IBC24 for nine years, came on air to present the morning news bulletin as usual. Oblivious to the headlines of that day - simply reading them from her scrolling teleprompter - Kaur began to report on a fatal car accident in the area. What she didn't know at the time was that this particular story was about to dramatically change her life forever...
At first, Kaur remains oblivious as to the identity of the victims involved in the tragic event. It wasn't until photographs of those involved began to appear on the screen that she realized her husband of 18-months had was involved and had died as a result.
Her reaction is not what you'd expect...
Rather than hysterically collapse in tears live on air as most people understandably would, Kaur remained a true professional. She continued to deliver the details of her husband's crash with a very serene expression upon her face.
For the viewers watching at home, it would have been impossible to know that she was reading out perhaps the most tragic news she would ever personally receive. Unable to detect the slightest trace of mourning, viewers were clueless to Kaur's loss.
Once the cameras had been turned off, Kaur revealed the truth to her colleagues around her. Naturally, everybody was shocked by the horrific scenario that had unknowingly played out in front of them.
"It could have been a difficult situation for anyone. But, she controlled her anxiety, remained composed and showed exemplary commitment to her job. We are proud of her," an employee of the TV station told Times of India.
It wasn't until Kaur left the studio, that she reportedly broke down.
We hope that Kaur has now been able to respectfully mourn her late husband and that her show of pure professionalism guarantees her a place on our screens for many years to come.
But in lighter news, Kaur is not the only person to accidentally reveal something she shouldn't have on live television. It recently happened to Prince William when he was watching his favorite soccer team, Aston Villa, play a match on April 12.
After the game, which saw the future king's team emerge victorious, the prince accidentally dropped a huge hint about the gender of his third child, strongly suggesting to the world that he was having another son.
In case you have been living under a rock, Prince William's wife, Kate, was weeks away from giving birth at the time, but it is against protocol for the Royal Family to announce the gender of their expected children prior to the actual birth.
"I'm going to insist the baby is called Jack," he said in an interview after the game, before pausing and quickly adding, "... or Jackie."
Check out the video below for more information on this royal slip up:
Of course, Kate did go on to give birth to a healthy boy just 11 days later, but they decided to name him Prince Louis of Cambridge.
The lucky prince also got a chance to meet Grealish after the game and was presented with the player's shirt. Speaking about what it was like to meet royalty, the 22-year-old soccer star said, "It was really nice. He's such a down-to-earth person."
Thankfully, however, not every on-air blunder that news reporters or famous faces make cause them to wish for the ground to open up and swallow them alive. Sometimes they can actually be so funny that really do have to be seen to be believed.
WUSA reporter Scott Broom, for example, accidentally locked his keys inside his news van while reporting on a snowstorm and in the snowstorm. When the cameras cut to him, he could be seen desperately knocking on his car window so that he could continue with his job (and probably signal for help). He was eventually saved by a police officer.
And this anchor ended up completely losing his cool on live TV after a bug flew into his mouth. The broadcast quickly went from family-friendly viewing to rated-R in seconds. Although, admittedly, we can't blame him - it was pretty embarrassing and the bug must have tasted awful.
To see more hilarious fails for yourself, check out the video below:
It doesn't matter whether you're a news reporter live on air, or a member of the Royal Family with some important secrets to keep under wraps, when the live cameras are rolling, it can be easy to make some pretty big blunders. But true professionals like Kaur prove that anyone can remain composed and strong when the moment calls for it.