Footage has surfaced online showing a news anchor scolding a coworker for two minutes before they go on the air (video below).
The footage was leaked from the 9 News studio in Australia and depicts anchor Amber Sherlock's angry reaction to the fact that she, fellow journalist Julie Snook, and a guest are all wearing white tops.
"I need Julie to put a jacket on because we're all in white," Sherlock says moments before they go on the air. "I asked her before we came on. Julie, you need to put a jacket on."
When Snook attempts to explain that she hadn't had time to find a jacket, Sherlock becomes irate and cuts her off. Snook then offers to leave.
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The show's guest, a psychologist, is visibly uncomfortable as the two women go back and forth.
"If it's an issue, I can get on out of here," Snook says, adding that technically the shirt is blue.
"It is an issue, go and grab a jacket," Sherlock responds. "I wasn't saying it for no reason. The wardrobe girls would be furious downstairs."
At this point the screen goes black, although the women's voices are still audible. Sherlock continues to remind Snook that she had previously instructed her to put on a jacket, while Snook says she has other things to do and again offers to "just jump on out."
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"I asked you two and a half hours ago," Sherlock says. "It's not the hardest request."
When the picture comes back, Snook is seen adjusting the collar of a black jacket that she has put on over her shirt.
Moments later the broadcast begins, and both Sherlock and Snook greet each other warmly as if nothing had happened.
The two women have since responded to the video, with Sherlock admitting that she "probably overreacted" to the situation.
"Live TV can be a pretty stressful beast, at times," Sherlock said, according to the Daily Mail.
"And as anyone knows, it's never much fun rocking up to work or to a party in the same outfit as one of your colleagues or friends," she continued. "I probably overreacted with the pressure of presenting a live news bulletin. Thank goodness we had psychologist Sandy Rae around afterwards."
Snook also made light of the incident, stating that she and Sherlock "just really love white."
"Amber and I are good friends and I really enjoy working with her," she said. "News is a fast moving environment and sometimes these things happen."