A Portuguese presenter fainted on live TV while taking a call from a viewer – after complaining hours earlier of having a bad cold .
Erica Cardoso complained of feeling hot and asked her production team for a glass of water before she slipped off her chair and disappeared out of view.
The incident happened in the early hours of yesterday morning, seconds after she had greeted the male caller to her quiz show Super Quiz, leaving him replying ‘Hello, Hello’ – but getting no response.
The programme on leading Portuguese channel TVI went to an unscheduled ad break so Erica could recover.
Hours before blacking out the presenter, who also models, had asked on her Instagram account : How do you cure a cold?.
She had thanked fans for their support on her Facebook site but complained of being far from friends and family and the Atlantic Ocean because the quiz programme is filmed thousands of miles from Lisbon in the Hungarian capital Budapest.
She also appeared to have a dig at critics who have claimed she is more beauty than brains by telling them: I don’t have a certificate that proves my university education because when I was 19 my mum had to face up to the stark reality of not being able to send me.
Speaking of the fainting incident, she said: Thank you for all the messages and comments of affection that I have received throughout the day today.
I couldn’t be more grateful. A kiss and see you again tomorrow, good people.
In May, a topless model fainted and nearly crashed through a screen as a TV doctor talked to viewers about breast cancer on a Chilean morning TV programme.
Worried presenters helped her cover up and took her to a dressing room to rest after she lost her balance during a practical demonstration.
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