Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TV tantrum costs Romanian presenter her job

newslite.tv

A Romanian TV presenter has landed her station a £1,000 fine and lost her job after throwing a tantrum because no viewers called in to a competition.

When the phones went quiet during the live TV show Adela Lupse went crazy shouting "I want the phone to ring now. Now. Call me now."

She threw the phone to the ground, stamped on it and even jumped up and down in a huff at the lack of calls.

Bosses at the TV station fired the presenter of three years for her outburst of "unjustified violence" but now the Romanian TV watchdogs have stepped in.
The National Audiovisual Council of Romania fined the station £1,089 (5,000 RON) and ruled that the show should only be broadcast after 10pm.

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