An unwitting reporter has been caught off guard after not realising she was live on air.
TV journalist Maria Ryabova, sporting a coat draped over her shoulders to keep warm, was awaiting her cue for local TV Channel OTV Sakhalin, in far east Russia, before a producer abruptly tells her to ditch her jacket.
“Take off your coat. Throw it to the ground!” the producer can be heard saying as the camera rolls.
With a stern yet worried look across her face, she hurriedly flings the coat behind a nearby bush before resuming the broadcast with a smile.
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Ms Ryabova was reporting on celebrations marking Victory Day in Russia from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Oblast, on May 9 when her unexpected introduction took place.