It's happened to the best of us, it's fair to say.
One Irish journalist has become a viral sensation, after a story he was reading on a live news broadcast gave him a fit of the giggles.
Nick Sheridan, who works with Scottish TV network STV2, lead his headlines with a story involving a nude pensioner who had threatened hotel staff with a scissors, and you can see for yourselves that he just couldn't hold back the laughter.
To be fair to him, he continued on with the rest of his bulletin like an absolute champion.
The resulting video got a very positive reaction online with Nick, who hails from Wexford, taking it all in his stride:
Thanks to everyone for their kind words. Thankfully humans are still reading the news and not robots so these things happen 😄— Nick Sheridan (@nick_sheridan) September 6, 2017
Thank you for the laughs, Nick!