Channel Ten reporter Clare Barnes blames ‘Covid kilos’ as she suffers hilarious wardrobe malfunction


Channel Ten reporter Clare Barnes blames ‘Covid kilos’ as she suffers hilarious wardrobe malfunction on TV


Clare Barnes was gearing up to film a segment outside Brisbane Parliament House on Friday when things went wrong. 

In footage shared to social media, the Channel Ten reporter buttoned up her lilac blazer over a white blouse and matching pants as she waited to begin. 

As Clare fixed up her hair and adjusted her clothing, making sure she was camera ready, her blazer would not behave. 

Oh no: Clare Barnes (pictured) was gearing up to film a segment outside Brisbane Parliament House on Friday when things went wrong

The jacket suddenly popped open a button and sprung open to the blouse underneath. 

‘Oh!’ she cried out in surprise, before giggling helplessly as she tried to close the jacket again. 

Off screen, the cameraman, Adrian Fletcher, chimed in with a joke, calling out ‘Behave!’ 

Oops! The jacket suddenly popped open a button and sprung open to the blouse underneath

Oops! The jacket suddenly popped open a button and sprung open to the blouse underneath

Laughs: Off screen, the cameraman, Adrian Fletcher, chimed in with a joke, calling out, 'You need to go to the gym!' resulting in guffaws from the hapless reporter

Laughs: Off screen, the cameraman, Adrian Fletcher, chimed in with a joke, calling out, ‘You need to go to the gym!’ resulting in guffaws from the hapless reporter

Clare couldn’t stop laughing as she struggled to pin the button back in place with little success. 

The cameraman joked again, telling her, ‘You need to go to the gym!’ resulting in guffaws from the hapless reporter. 

She shared the video blooper to her Instagram, adding the caption: ‘Damn those Covid kilos’ alongside a laughing emoji. 

She shared the video blooper to her Instagram, adding the caption: 'Damn those Covid kilos'

She shared the video blooper to her Instagram, adding the caption: ‘Damn those Covid kilos’

Her fans were amused by the clip, with one commenting under the video: ‘Your laugh is gold’. 

One more bemused person added: ‘Excellent television. I think I’ve watched it ten times’. 

Yet another commented: ‘It was so well timed! Fletch is always so delicate with his words too’. 

Her fans were amused by the clip, with one commenting under the video: 'Your laugh is gold'

Her fans were amused by the clip, with one commenting under the video: ‘Your laugh is gold’

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