When you host one of Australia's most popular breakfast shows, sometimes not everything goes to plan.
Today show co-hosts Karl Stefanovic, 42, and Lisa Wilkinson, 57, learnt this the hard way on Wednesday when an interview with 'granny coder' Julie Misson went awry.
It was a disaster from the beginning with Karl coughing and spluttering as he introduced the guest, prompting the TV star to joke: 'See how professional we are!'
Car crash TV: On Wednesday, Karl Stefanovic (left) and Lisa Wilkinson (centre) conducted a disastrous interview with 'granny coder' Julie Misson (right)
Unfortunately, things didn't get better from there and as the segment got underway, the 56-year-old coder seemed to be suffering technical difficulties as she indicated she was having trouble with her earpiece.
Julie attempted to continue the interview while drawing producer's attention to her plight with a desperate hand signal that gestured towards the side of her head.
Lengthy awkward silences