WATCH: Quick thinking Sam Armytage saves the day as Nat Barr chokes live on air


Sunrise host Samantha Armytage saved the day after Natalie Barr began choking live on air. 


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The newsreader was discussing the latest tax cut bill her voice become faint. 

‘The Federal Government’s $158 billion tax cut plan has passed the lower house overnight,’ she said, as her eyes looked watery. 

(Credit: Channel 7)

The 51-year-old then paused to take a breath and clear her throat, saying: ‘Excuse me’.

“I must just take over here because Nat’s choking a little bit,” Sam said. “So we’ll keep going with the news while she recovers.”

Later in the show, the Nat told Sam, David Koch and Mark Beretta that it was a spec of dust that caused the issue. 

“Are you ok?” a concerned Sam asked. 

“Yeah I’m ok,” she said. “I just breathed in a bit of dust or something and then I just was choking, but apart from that I’m fine.”

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