The Morning Show host Kylie Gillies was confronted during Wednesday’s show after one of her guests had an accident on set. The hosts had Australian Reptile Park’s Mick Tate on the show to talk about the threats native Australian species are facing.
Mick cuddled a small female Tasmanian devil called Vegemite as he spoke about the breeding program in Barrington Tops run by Aussie Ark and the Australian Reptile Park.
“If it wasn’t for that program, this species would be so far down the road to extinction, it would probably be impossible to bring it back,” he told the hosts.
Although the segment went smoothly with the animals behaving during the interview, Larry Emdur revealed things went awry while Kylie held Vegemite during an ad break.
“Because most of our good stuff happens in the commercial breaks, we’ll probably never win a Logie,” he quipped. “But Kylie, please, just talk us through what’s happening?”
Footage of Kylie holding the Tasmanian devil then appeared onscreen, showing the host grimacing before quickly passing the animal to someone else.
“Earlier we had Mick on, he brought a little Tassie devil, I wanted to have a nurse after the segment,” she said.
“A rather devilish smell came from the, and then Mick confirmed the devil did in fact fart. So, thanks for that,” Kylie quipped.
The show’s social media re-shared the clip on Instagram, with viewers finding the animal interaction comical.
“No but they are the cutest, yet somehow one of the most dangerous smaller animals,” a fan wrote, along with a laughing emoji.
“Larry Emdur, blaming small animals is an all time low,” former Home and Away star Dan Ewing joked.
“They’re very stinky,” another added.
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