Channel 7 Sunrise Journo realizes he’s interviewing fluffy anus live

Melbourne performance artist Will Huxley and a Channel 7 reporter who didn’t do his research before appearing on live TV, surrounded by fuzzy sea urchin “anuses,” gave us the best live crossover segment of the year. Point.

Sunrise hosts Natalie Barr and David Cook crossed over to weatherman Sam Mac on Wednesday mornings for a short interview with the iconic performance group Discordia who are part of Melbourne’s Rising arts festival.

Mac stood in front of the group of half a dozen performers, covered head to toe in blushing pink sequined costumes, complete with large, round, fuzzy headgear.

“We’re here for the Rising festival, a new festival in Melbourne, it started last week,” Mac began as the performers stroked him and each other with small rakes.

Mac then made the genius move to ask artist Will Huxley what they were all doing… without checking first. He had clearly never heard of the Huxleys.

“Please tell us what this is!” he said as he moved the microphone to one of the giant furry disks.

“Yes, we adore the natural world and these creations are actually inspired by sea urchins and also giant fluffy anus,” replied Huxley.

Dead. I’m dead.

Huxley goes on to explain that sea urchins have anus where their mouth is, but the science is lost between the laughter of the studio and a very flushed Mac who just didn’t know where to look.

†[Urchins] also love Ricky Martinsaid Huxley.

“Oh who doesn’t love Ricky Martin?!” Mac laughed very uncomfortably.

“Thank you for bringing us back to our Sunrise audience.”

The cutback to the studio hosts’ reactions was *chef’s kiss*.

Barr and Koch respond live to the words “fluffy anus” on Wednesday.

“Yeah look, I probably should have asked that question for the segment, but now you know!”

Yes, Sam. Yes.

Huxley posted the iconic ‘breaking news’ clip to Instagram on Wednesday morning.

“Discordants adore sea urchins and the wonderful fact that they have an anus where their mouth would normally be. Nature is sublime,” he wrote.

This will go down as one of the funniest live crosses in Australian TV history.

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