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If a lizard trying to climb up your leg is one nightmare of yours, imagine having that happen on live television.
One CNN reporter was the unlucky victim of exactly this scenario when a little lizard tried to scurry up her leg while she was being interviewed live in front of the White House.
The visibly shocked White House Correspondent, Abby D. Phillip, can be seen looking down suddenly during the interview while she starts stepping from side to side, covering her mouth.
When the other reporters realise something is wrong, they ask:
Abby what was that?
Phillip composes herself, and smiles, replying:
It was a lizard climbing on me. Sorry. That happened on live television.
When they ask whether or not she is okay, she jokes:
I don’t think its okay, but I’m fine. At least it wasn’t an alligator.
Literally my nightmare just happened on live tv, nbd https://t.co/YabYSM3a1U — Abby D. Phillip (@Abby D. Phillip)
@joshscampbell @abbydphillip Abby is unflappable. Love her. — Mark Hertling (@Mark Hertling)
@abbydphillip deserves combat pay this morning.
Abby vs. Lizard 🦎
Abby vs. Huge Umbrella ☔️
Cc: @NewDay… https://t.co/USmj5B9VjF — Dawn Young-McDaniel ♿️ (@Dawn Young-McDaniel ♿️)
It was cute watching @abbydphillip stomp that lizard crawling on her. RIP li'l anole. https://t.co/I4vyYZDAzk — Hawaii Shira (@Hawaii Shira)
The lizard is fine, it slithered off unscathed. (I was an eyewitness) https://t.co/CMXTvWT2FV — Betsy Klein (@Betsy Klein)
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