Newsreader catches tooth as it falls out live on air and continues without pause

A newsreader whose front tooth fell out during a live broadcast managed to keep her cool and carry on with the report as if nothing had happened.

Marichka Padalko was providing an update on the coronavirus crisis on Ukrainian TV when she felt the tooth come loose as she was speaking.

Rather than panic as many of us would, Marichka simply put her hand in front of her mouth to catch the tooth and carried on without a pause like a true professional.

Although many people were left completely unaware that her front tooth was missing, the subtle moment was spotted by some viewers who posted about it on social media.

The presenter saw the messages and replied to one to confirm: “Yes, I really lost part of my front tooth today during the live TSN broadcast at 9am.

“This is probably my most curious experience in 20 years as a presenter.”

A colleague replied to praise her composure in the difficult situation, writing: “You reacted as if you lose your teeth every day.”

Marichka shared the video of her personal Instagram account, saying it was one of many “unpredictable” situations she has had to deal with during her time as a reporter.

She explained that it had likely happened as a result of an accident which happened more than 10 years ago involving her young daughter.

While she was sleeping, her child grabbed a heavy metal alarm clock from her windowsill and began swinging it around as if it were a toy when part of it hit her in the mouth, damaging the front tooth.

Marichka added that she thought the incident would go unnoticed during the broadcast but she “underestimated the attentiveness of our viewers”.

She added: “In any situation, we keep calm. See you tomorrow morning.”