By Becca Longmire.

Another week, another fly-swallowing story in the city of Toronto.

After that clip of Ontario Premier Doug Ford swallowing a fly mid-news broadcast did the rounds online, it was Global National weekend anchor Farah Nasser’s turn to go viral.

Nasser was reporting on the monsoons in Pakistan, when the bug flew into her mouth.


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She was telling viewers at the time: “Pakistan has never seen an unbroken cycle of monsoons quite like this. Eight weeks of non-stop torrential rain. A national emergency has been inv-” stopping briefly while saying “invoked.”

Ever the professional, Nasser quickly swallowed and carried on with the segment.


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She then joked about the whole thing on Twitter:

Social media users and colleagues praised the Canadian journalist for how she handled the situation:

ET Canada has contacted Nasser for a comment.

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