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Richard Wilkins stammers through awkward introduction on Today Extra after an earpiece malfunction

He’s the veteran Today show presenter who is always a professional on camera.

But on Wednesday, Richard Wilkins was momentarily lost for words after an earpiece malfunction left him stammering live on Today Extra. 

The usually well-spoken Channel Nine host, 64, stammered through his introduction while discussing an upcoming musical inspired by the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire.

‘Are you alright?’ Richard Wilkins stammered through an awkward segment on Today Extra on Wednesday after his earpiece malfunctioned live on air

‘One of the most loved shows of all time. One of… one the most…,’ he said fiddling with his earpiece.

‘One of the most, what? One of the most…’

The bizarre moment prompted Today Extra co-host David Campbell to interject.

‘Are you alright? Who are you talking to? I’m over here,’ he laughed.

Concern: The bizarre moment prompted Today Extra co-host David Campbell (centre) to interject. 'Are you alright? Who are you talking to? I'm over here,' David laughed

Concern: The bizarre moment prompted Today Extra co-host David Campbell (centre) to interject. ‘Are you alright? Who are you talking to? I’m over here,’ David laughed

Richard replied: ‘I’m getting voices in my head’ – while pointing at his faulty earpiece.

He eventually found the right words and spoke coherently for the remainder of the segment.

The awkward introduction wasn’t the only malfunction involving Richard, as the media personality’s girlfriend, Virginia Burmeister, suffered her own during a night out with him on Thursday.

The 50-year-old accidentally flashed a little more flesh than she hoped for at the star-studded Sydney premiere of Chasing Comets, according to Beau Ryan, 33.

Beau went into great detail about the unfortunate moment that Virginia apparently spilled out of her plunging gown while speaking on The Kyle & Jackie O show on Friday.

‘Both t**s fell out… I don’t care if I’m going to get into trouble for this but I’m going to say what happened,’ Beau said live on-air.    

Oops! The awkward introduction wasn't the only malfunction involving Richard, as the media personality's girlfriend, Virginia Burmeister, suffered her own during a night out with him in Sydney on Thursday

Oops! The awkward introduction wasn’t the only malfunction involving Richard, as the media personality’s girlfriend, Virginia Burmeister, suffered her own during a night out with him in Sydney on Thursday

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