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Thursday 24 April 2014

Video: Red-faced Aengus takes it on the chin

RTE newscaster Aengus Mac Grianna can see the funny side after being caught on camera topping up his make-up and fixing his tie.

On Tuesday's 'RTE News Now' bulletin, he was also captured dusting down his suit jacket seconds before reading the news.

The embarrassing slip-up has since gone viral, clocking up over 10,000 views on YouTube.

Mr Mac Grianna insisted it was simply a "hazard" of the job.

"It was a technical problem and simply one of the hazards of the trade. I can't believe it's been of such interest, but I am delighted that so many people are watching our digital channel, RTE News Now," he said.

An RTE spokesperson said: "He dealt with it well because he was completely innocent and has taken it in such good humour and grace."

The national broadcaster subsequently removed the bulletin from its online player.

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