Tony Armstrong limps off ABC News Breakfast after injuring himself

Sports presenter Tony Armstrong limps off ABC News Breakfast after injuring himself in a massive on-air fail

ABC News Breakfast sports presenter Tony Armstrong walked off the set of the morning show on Thursday after an on-air gaffe left him with a potential injury.

The former AFL player, 32, took part in an ill-advised segment in which he attempted to learn Irish dancing ahead of the upcoming Eireborne tour.

As Tony scuffled on set, his colleague Michael Rowland said he ‘won’t be happy until I see Tony Armstrong do one of those high kicks’.

‘Just a treble and a high kick please, Tony,’ co-host Catherine Murphy added, referring to a particular Irish dance.

Tony then did a spectacular high kick in front of the crew, before stumbling off set as the hosts laughed and cheered in amazement.

Michael and Catherine expressed concern as Tony joked about injuring his hamstring.

‘Can we get a physio, please, to the studio?’ she said.

‘Call me out,’ Tony added, before Catherine quipped: ‘I really hope that doesn’t affect his football career.’

ABC News Breakfast sports presenter Tony Armstrong (left) walked off the set of the morning show on Thursday after an on-air gaffe left him with a potential injury

ABC News Breakfast sports presenter Tony Armstrong (left) walked off the set of the morning show on Thursday after an on-air gaffe left him with a potential injury 

‘I think he really did do his hammies,’ Michael said. ‘He’s limped out of the studio.’

It comes after another gaffe earlier this month saw the sportscaster host the weather, which isn’t his field of expertise.

Tony left host Joe O’Brien stunned when he briefly stood-in for weather presenter Nate Byrne after he went missing on set.

‘Now for a look at the weather, here’s Nate Byrne,’ Joe said as the camera panned to an empty desk. 

It comes after another gaffe earlier this month saw the sportscaster host the weather, which isn't his field of expertise

It comes after another gaffe earlier this month saw the sportscaster host the weather, which isn’t his field of expertise 

Without missing a beat, Tony got up from his chair and walked over to the weather screen.

‘Do you want me to step in?’ Tony asked Joe, to which he replied, ‘Tell us what’s happening down in Melbourne today with the weather, Tony.’

‘Well Melbourne down here… sunny day today. I think we’re getting to a top of 14 [degrees]… pretty clear. So get your washing done today,’ he ad-libbed.

The 32-year-old left host Joe O'Brien (pictured) stunned when he momentarily stood-in for weather presenter Nate Byrne after he went missing on the set. The charming TV star fell into a groove once the autocue began rolling

The 32-year-old left host Joe O’Brien (pictured) stunned when he momentarily stood-in for weather presenter Nate Byrne after he went missing on the set. The charming TV star fell into a groove once the autocue began rolling

‘Apologies to the people who want an outlook for everywhere else,’ Tony joked.

The charming TV star fell into a groove once the autocue began rolling.

‘I’m doing my best though, I’m doing my best,’ he said.

Tony cemented his newfound star status when he won the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at this year’s Logie Awards.

Tony cemented his newfound star status when he won the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at this year's Logie Awards. Pictured at the Logies

Tony cemented his newfound star status when he won the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at this year’s Logie Awards. Pictured at the Logies

He delivered an emotional acceptance speech thanking his mother for her unflagging support throughout his career.

‘The old cheese, my mum, she is a superstar, has done everything for me and has been a superstar and I would not be up here without her so a big thanks to her and please give her a clap, she will love it back home,’ he said.

Last month, he announced he was coming out of football retirement after seven years away from the AFL, having played for Adelaide, Sydney and Collingwood.

The sports star signed on with a local Victorian football club, Barwon Heads Seagulls, for the remainder of the 2022 season.

Tony delivered an emotional acceptance speech thanking his mother for her unflagging support throughout his career. (Pictured with Gold Logie winner Hamish Blake)

Tony delivered an emotional acceptance speech thanking his mother for her unflagging support throughout his career. (Pictured with Gold Logie winner Hamish Blake)

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