Natasha Exelby has spoken publicly about her infamous on-air gaffe, saying the ABC "didn't do the right thing by me" immediately following the slip-up.
The now former ABC News newsreader told KIIS FM she kept her silence after the event went viral to "do the right thing by them [the ABC]".
In the blooper, Exelby was caught daydreaming and fiddling with a pen after a camera cut back to her following a sports news package, failing to realise she was back on-air.
Despite the ABC releasing a statement to clarify that "no-one would ever be punished for a blooper", it seems Exelby is still defending her mistake as a simple mix-up and not a publicity stunt.
"If that was the case I think some people give me way too much credit ... and I should have been an actor."
Although her former employers were less than impressed, Exelby received overwhelming support, with other journalists sharing their own mix-up moments.
I started eating a Tim Tam live on air during rolling coverage of a leadership spill #putyourbloopersout— Ashleigh Gillon (@ash_gillon) April 10, 2017
— Malcolm Farr (@farrm51) April 10, 2017
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