ABC News Breakfast reporter Tony Armstrong made an x-rated yet ultimately endearing gaffe when he uttered “bulging dick” live on air this morning.
Yep, you didn’t read that incorrectly, the sports presenter accidentally dropped the phrase “bulging dick” instead of “bulging disk” while discussing Aussie cricket captain Tim Paine.
“Tim Paine is set to undergo neck surgery but medical staff remain confident the veteran will be fit for the Ashes. Paine has a bulging dick,” Armstrong said before correcting himself.
Unsurprisingly, Armstrong’s co-hosts Lisa Millar and Michael Rowland were unable to contain themselves after hearing such an expected term during their G-rated time slot.
While Millar burst into laughter, Rowland asked Armstrong to clarify what he said at the end of the report.
“A bulging what?” Rowland said.
“Disc, I said disc,” Armstrong replied.
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“That’s what I thought you said,” Rowland joked.
The show then cut to weather presenter Nate Byrne, who cried: “Why me? Why me? Don’t bring me into this. Is my mic working?”
The slip-up was shared to Twitter by fellow ABC news presenter Joe O’Brien who wrote:
“Bringin’ the raunch to Breakfast TV. Just when you thought you couldn’t love @Tonaaayy_ any more than you do.”
As if the whole story couldn’t get any more entertaining, Paine himself ended up replying to another snippet of the clip with “True story actually.”
All in all, it seems that sometimes all you need to brighten your day is an incidental dick joke. Thank you for your service, Tony.
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— Joe O’Brien (@JoeDoesNews) September 13, 2021