'Hungover' BBC Weatherman Almost Spews Live On Air

The morning after his work Christmas party

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The morning after your work Christmas party, the worst most of us can expect is a healthy dose of The Fear as you vaguely piece together making an ill-advised lunge at the new girl from Accounts or shouting in your boss's face about the state of the HR department.

So spare a thought for BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker, who followed his work place festivities by almost barfing live on air and breaking a 91-year-record of interrupted broadcasting while delivering the Shipping Forecast.

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Radio 4 listeners tuned in at 5.20am for the famously soothing weather report concerning the seas around Britain's coasts and instead heard the 37-year-old mumble 'excuse me' before coughing, spluttering and going silent, causing newsreader Chris Aldridge to step in.

A few hours later Schafernaker took to Twitter to confirm he had to go off air to be sick, leading to speculation he was suffering from a hangover as the BBC South-East Christmas party took place the night before.

Remarkably this isn't even Schafernaker's most embarrassing on-air gaffe. In 2007 he had to apologis to the Outer Hebrides and Western Isle for calling them 'nowheresville', while a few years later in 2010 he was caught on camera giving a colleague a middle finger.

Guess even in the relatively sedate world of weather reporting you still get your fair share of 'lads'.