Carrie Bickmore’s producer partner shocked his colleagues recently when he accidentally stripped naked while on a Skype call.
The Weekly producer Chris Walker was having an online meeting with staff and didn’t realise his camera was still on when he exposed himself, according to the Herald Sun.
The publication also reported that up to nine people viewed the incident which lasted between 40 seconds and 2 minutes.
Chris is currently overseas with his partner Carrie and their children and has been working remotely on The Weekly while away. It’s believed he was undressing to get into the shower rather than performing a lewd act.
The ABC said in a statement to the Herald Sun that it was “aware of an unintentional incident” and confirmed the company had offered counselling to any ABC employees who witnessed the confronting act.
“The ABC is in regular communication with the relevant team members and are in the process of developing strategies to ensure an incident of this nature does not occur again.
“The ABC has a counselling service available to all ABC employees which has been offered in this instance,” an ABC spokesperson said.
The production company who makes The Weekly, Thinkative Television told the Herald Sun that it was “clearly unintentional” and said the ABC has checked in with their workers about it.
“There are discussions ongoing about processes to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again,” the spokesperson told the publication.
Yahoo Lifestyle has reached out to ABC and Thinkative Television for comment.
Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time Chris has been caught naked during a call.
Carrie recounted a similar time on her Carrie & Tommy radio show late last year, when her partner walked in “with his bits out”, appearing in the back of Carrie’s work call.
Not only was she interviewing somebody on Zoom, but other journalists around the world were also watching.
“Full-frame in the corner [of the screen] was Chris with his meat and veg, just standing there for the entire world’s press to see,” she said.
After she told her partner what he’d done, the couple laughed for 45 minutes straight about the situation.
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