Channel Nine is 'furious' at Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac for live TV ambush

Channel Nine is 'furious' after Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac broke protocol by 'ambushing' Today's live broadcast from Brisbane Airport

By Jo Scrimshire and Monique Friedlander For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:39 GMT, 1 December 2020 | Updated: 04:39 GMT, 1 December 2020

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A 'car crash' TV segment that aired simultaneously on Today and Sunrise on Thursday has reportedly inflamed tensions between the rival breakfast shows. 

Seven's Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac apparently ruffled feathers at Channel Nine when he playfully interrupted Today presenter Aislin Kriukelis' live cross.

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According to TV Blackbox, industry sources claim Nine is 'furious' with Sam's behaviour and lack of reporting etiquette. 

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Channel Nine are reportedly 'furious' after Seven's Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac (right) broke protocol by 'ambushing' Today's rival broadcast at Brisbane Airport on Thursday

Channel Nine are reportedly 'furious' after Seven's Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac (right) broke protocol by 'ambushing' Today's rival broadcast at Brisbane Airport on Thursday

Sam and Aislin were both broadcasting live from Brisbane Airport, interviewing domestic travellers arriving in Queensland for the first time since the state's borders were reopened amid the coronavirus lockdown.

The mystery source claimed Nine believe Sam didn’t follow standard protocols, and should have shown more respect towards Aislin. 

TV Blackbox also said insiders at Seven were bemused by the claims, and insisted there was no malice from Mac as he was simply showing the humour and antics that he displays everyday on Sunrise.

Hello there! Sunrise weatherman Sam (left) got friendly with Today's Aislin (right) as the rival breakfast shows crashed each other's live broadcasts from Brisbane Airport on Tuesday. Both shows were reporting on Queensland's border reopening

Hello there! Sunrise weatherman Sam (left) got friendly with Today's Aislin (right) as the rival breakfast shows crashed each other's live broadcasts from Brisbane Airport on Tuesday. Both shows were reporting on Queensland's border reopening

Stealing her spotlight! According to TV Blackbox , industry sources claim Nine is 'furious' with Sam's behaviour and lack of reporting etiquette

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Stealing her spotlight! According to TV Blackbox , industry sources claim Nine is 'furious' with Sam's behaviour and

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