'It's infuriating': Sunrise's Samantha Armytage slams live TV stunt

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Sam Armytage was left unimpressed on Tuesday morning when a Sunrise reporter's live cross from Brisbane was taken over by a group of 'zombies' protesting climate change outside Queensland parliament.

Queensland correspondent Bianca Stone was covering the climate change protest when the zombies, who are part of the group Extinction Rebellion, began interrupting her cross.

Sam Armytage was left unimpressed on Tuesday morning when a Sunrise reporter's live cross from Brisbane was taken over by a group of 'zombies' protesting climate change outside of Queensland parliament. Photo: Seven
Sam Armytage was left unimpressed on Tuesday morning when a Sunrise reporter's live cross from Brisbane was taken over by a group of 'zombies' protesting climate change outside of Queensland parliament. Photo: Seven

"Basically what these guys are trying to show is that they are the zombies of the future coming back to warn the politicians about the climate change crisis," Bianca told the unimpressed Sunrise team in Sydney.

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"They say this will be a peaceful protest, except for this zombie that is gnawing my arm right now," the reporter joked.

Natalie Barr questioned whether Bianca wanted to interview a zombie while she was there, but the zombie didn't have all that much to say, unfortunately.

"Can we not?" Samantha Armytage said as the zombie began talking. "Can we not waste time with this?"

Queensland correspondent Bianca Stone was covering the climate change protest when the the zombies, who are part of the group Extinction Rebellion, began interrupting her cross. Photo: Seven
Queensland correspondent Bianca Stone was covering the climate change protest when the the zombies, who are part of the group Extinction Rebellion, began interrupting her cross. Photo: Seven

As Bianca finished her cross, Natalie Barr said: "Thanks, we'll move on, shall we? That was so weird!"

"It’s so infuriating, they’re so annoying, I wish we wouldn’t give them airtime," Sam added as the group laughed at the very strange scenes they just witnessed.

Social media users were similarly unimpressed, with one user writing: "I have no idea how they think that the Government would take them seriously about climate change with this behaviour..."

Natalie Barr was equally unimpressed. Photo: Seven
Natalie Barr was equally unimpressed. Photo: Seven

"[Extinction Rebellion] isn’t doing themselves or the cause much good with stunts like this," another added.

"Don’t these goobers have a job to go to?" someone else questioned.

Peter Ford joked: "The joy of doing a live cross with over-excited talent!"

Some, however, thought it was great, with another adding: "Australia needs more of this. Our politicians are completely asleep at the wheel."

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