A video of a television reporter splitting his pants during a live shot is going viral.
The North Carolina reporter challenged a high school cheerleader from Forbush High School to perform a toe touch during WXII Channel 12's Backyard BBQ segment. She did so easily and flawlessly.
Then, it was traffic reporter Chris Lea's turn. Before he made the attempt, meteorologist Lanie Pope can be heard saying that she was worried about his pants splitting.
To his credit, he totally pulled the move off. Unfortunately, his pants weren't up the task and split right in the crotch. Of course, the crowd roared with laughter and his co-workers can be heard laughing.
A very smug Pope turns back to the camera and says "I warned him."