“Jessica, we’re live”: Hilarious Moment reporter complains about the way the news anchor introduced her before finding out she’s on air…. causing a VERY tense look between the women
- Jessica Kaimu criticized news anchor Elmarie Kapunda for the way she presented her newsletter when she was told: “Jessica, we are live”
- Dead silence fell on the couple who could only look at each other
- Unbearable tension simmered between them before the show took a break
A Namibian sports presenter complained to her colleague before being informed that she was live, causing a very awkward silence and staring between the women.
Jessica Kaimu criticized news anchor Elmarie Kapunda for the way she presented her newsletter when she was told, “Jessica, we’re live.”
Dead silence fell over the two stunned TV hosts who could only watch each other until the show paused.
News anchor Elmarie Kapunda’s stunned look left viewers in stitches and it went viral on the web
Jessica Kaimu disguised her colleague, apparently believing they were still in rehearsal mode
The two women shoot each other deathly looks in utter silence after learning they were on the air
The hilarious moment saw dozens of memes shared online and even a reenactment by their colleagues in South Africa on SABC News.
The Namibia Broadcast Corporation (NBC) has yet to comment on the incident.
The clip shows Kapunda ending his news show with an immediate introduction to the sports segment.
“No, we’re not going to do that!” You’re just going to greet me and say, “Take it away,” Kaimu replies angrily, as if she thinks they are repeating.
There’s a pause before an offscreen colleague tells him they’re live.
And what follows is a horribly awkward silence with women unable to do anything but look at each other in anger.
The camera falls on news anchor Kapunda who is staring ahead with a blinking eyes before her face turns into a pout and she looks directly at the sports reporter.
The director then quickly makes the decision to cut them for a break.
The hashtag #JessicaWeAreLive quickly became a trend on Twitter with much hay from the tense interaction broadcast live in Namibia on Wednesday evening.
South African news anchor Sakina Kamwendo and sports presenter Vaylen Kirtley even made their own version, playing the roles of Kapunda and Kaimu on the set of SABC News.