Good Morning Britain was thrown into chaos on Tuesday morning as the studio suffered a power outage just minutes before going live.
Kate Garraway, 53, informed viewers of the incident that almost saw the hit ITV show forced off air.
Just after the show hit screens at 6am, Kate said: “We are here by the skin of our teeth. We had a massive power cut at Good Morning Britain and it’s been all sorts of drama.
“They couldn’t print off any stories, give us any briefs and they had no lights because the air conditioner went off and the server shut down.”
The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star then explained that the server is used to connect to guests via satellite and also to transmit the show into homes.
“The producer is in my ear laughing at me for being so technical,” she continued as they then played a trick on her by dimming the lights and turning off her microphone.
Kate’s co-host Ben Shephard then admitted it was “touch and go” as to whether the show would last on the air.
He said: “A big shout out to the team that got us on. To Daniel and your team, because it really was touch and go.”
Kate continued: “We hope it lasts until 9am, there is a bit of gaffer tape over everything.
“Chaos at Good Morning Britain this morning. Glad to have the lights back on!”
The fresh horror for Kate came just two days after she was left “terrified” as her tyre exploded while driving her children along the motorway.
She admitted on Monday that she was at her “absolute limit” following her string of bad luck, which started when her husband Derek Draper was admitted to hospital with coronavirus in March.
Speaking about the incident over the weekend, she said: “There’s a phrase, that God and the universe don’t send you anything you can’t deal with.
“I’m at my limit. I’m at my absolute limit so if the universe could give me a minute…”
Illustrating the scene, she said: “It was that moment when you suddenly think, ‘I can’t control the car’.
“I managed to pull over, but the section of the motorway I was on, there was no hard shoulder and they [my children] couldn’t get out of the car.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.