Live TV can throw up all sorts of potential hurdles – technical glitches, unpredictable guests and knowing that there is no take two.
But Marichka Padalko, a news anchor in Ukraine, faced an unusual problem this week when part of her front tooth fell out.
However, like a true professional, she simply put the tooth in her hand and continued.
“Honestly, I thought the incident would go unnoticed,” she wrote on Instagram.
“But we underestimated the attention of our viewers,” she added, under a video of her losing the tooth.
Ms Padalko revealed that she required a tooth repair around a decade ago after her daughter smashed it accidentally while swinging a metal alarm clock.
Despite the network initially not posting the video to YouTube, Ms Padalko said she had been impressed by the amount of support she had received.
She added: “In any situation, keep calm, See you tomorrow morning.”