Channel Nine cross to network’s South East Asia correspondent goes terribly wrong featuring 26 seconds of the reporter wiping the perspiration off her face
- Channel Nine network left red-faced following crossover gaffe live on television
- Presenter crossed over to south-east Asia correspondent in Jakarta, Indonesia
- The reporter, not knowing the camera was live, wiped sweat from their face
- The segment lasted nearly half-a-minute before the reporter realised
Channel 9 has been left red-faced after the network suffered a gaffe and viewers were left to watch a reporter wipe sweat off their face for almost half a minute.
Brown Cardigan uploaded footage of the television gaffe to its Instagram page on Thursday, showing the blunder that lasted more than 20 seconds.
The presenter crossed live to Jakarta in Indonesia, where the south-east Asia correspondent Renae Henry could be seen wiping sweat from her face.
Channel 9 has been left red-faced after the network suffered a serious gaffe and viewers were left to watch a reporter wipe sweat off their face for several seconds
Not knowing the camera was rolling, Ms Henry continued to wipe the sweat from her face with a tissue.
Another presenter attempts to speak to the reporter from the studio.
‘Renae, if you can hear me, there has been a strong response from police.’
An unresponsive Ms Henry continued to dab her forehead with the tissue before working it around her chin and the rest of her face.
The reporter is seen frowning in displeasure as she sweats in the unbearable heat.
Ms Henry has been reporting for the network in Jakarta as riots gripped the city following its recent presidential election.
Protesters and police have clashed in the streets since the election commission announced on Tuesday that President Joko Widodo had beaten former general Prabowo Subianto in the April 17 poll.
Six people have already died in the protests while another 200 have been wounded, according to Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has warned Australians planning to visit the country to ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ in Indonesia overall, including tourist hotspot Bali.
Daily Mail Australia contacted Channel 9 for comment.
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The presenter crossed live to Jakarta in Indonesia , where the south-east Asia correspondent could be seen wiping sweat from their face