Laura Woods accidentally kissed interviewee on the lips and felt so awkward
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Laura Woods has revealed she accidentally kissed an interviewee in her worst ever TV mistake.
Woods is one of the very best sports presenters in the game and helped anchor ITV's coverage of the World Cup in Qatar.
She worked for Sky Sports for 13 years, working her way up and reporting on a whole host of sports.
The 35-year-old regularly covered PDC darts and that's where the story of her biggest gaffe begins. Woods was interviewing former world number one Steve Beaton, a man nicknamed 'the Bronze Adonis' and one who is seen as a heart-throb in the sport.
Woods wrapped up the interview and then there was a classic breakdown in communication. The Arsenal fan initially went for a handshake but Beaton, the BDO World Darts champion in 1996, was opting for a hug.
Then it was a switch to a kiss on the cheek, initiated by Woods, but in realising he turned his body and they had a peck on the lips.
Embarrassment came over Woods and was still lurking when she headed back to the production truck. These days though, she quite happily tells the tale.
Speaking on the Happy Hour podcast, Woods said: “I interviewed Steve Beaton "If you don’t know who Steve Beaton is, he’s called the Bronzed Adonis.
He is a beautiful man and he spent his whole career being an absolute heart-throb in the world of darts, which doesn’t sound difficult does it.
"When I finished the interview, I went, ‘thank you so much’ and I went to shake his hand, he went for a cuddle. Because he’d gone for a cuddle, I like put my arms around him and almost went for a kiss on the cheek.
He then realised I was for the kiss so he turned and we kissed on the lips. I was like, ‘oh my God, what have I done?’ He was like the holy grail and I'd poisoned it. Anyway, I realised and I went back into the truck, sat down and the guys were like: ‘are you alright?’
"I had my head in my hands and was like, ‘I just kissed the Bronzed Adonis on the mouth and I felt his beard’. I felt like I’d done the worst thing in the world but now I revel in that.”
In the same interview, Woods admitted to being suspended at school when she was a youngster for a "combination of naughty things" which included sneaking into the boys' toilets and climbing out of windows during class.
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