Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew’s bizarre habit is exposed live on air – as her co-hosts are horrified by her sneeze that ‘sounds like a strangled smurf’
Edwina Bartholomew’s unusual-sounding sneeze was exposed on live television on Monday.
The Sunrise newsreader, 37, was caught out while co-host Mark Beretta was halfway through his daily sports update.
Co-anchor David ‘Kochie’ Koch replayed the moment several times for the benefit viewers, and revealed he had ‘been waiting years’ for the opportunity to make fun of Edwina’s sneeze.
Oops! Sunrise newsreader Edwina Bartholomew’s unusual-sounding sneeze was exposed on live television on Monday
‘Just for people who were thinking, “What the hell was that?”, for the first time ever, Eddy’s sneeze has been heard live on camera!’ the 64-year-old announced.
‘I’ve been waiting for years for this, because no one believes me.’
While Kochie thought Edwina’s sneeze sounded like somebody with a high-pitched voice saying the word ‘knee’, Mark said it was more like ‘hearing a snow leopard cough or growl’.
Edwina, on the other hand, said her husband insists it sounds like ‘a strangled smurf’.
What do you think? While Kochie (pictured with co-host Samantha Armytage) thought Edwina’s sneeze sounded like a quick and high-pitched version of the word ‘knee’, Mark believed it was ‘like hearing a snow leopard sneeze, cough or growl’
‘When I sneeze on level four, they actually send me a bless you from level three via email so yeah it’s unusual,’ Edwina (pictured) told her co-hosts on Monday
‘When I sneeze on level four, they actually send me a bless you from level three via email so yeah it’s unusual,’ she joked to her colleagues.
‘It took me a year to actually sneeze in front of Neil [Varcoe, her husband], that’s how embarrassing it is… You’re welcome Australia.’
It comes after Edwina enjoyed some bonding time with her daughter, Molly, ahead of her first birthday last week.
Not what you want to hear: Edwina, on the other hand, said husband Neil Varcoe (pictured with Edwina and daughter Molly) stands by the fact her sneeze sounded like ‘a strangled smurf’
The mother-daughter duo spent the day at a public pool in Sydney, where Edwina wore a low-cut navy swimsuit as she enjoyed a dip with her little girl.
Meanwhile, Molly looked cute as a button in a red-and-pink striped swimsuit, which was teamed with a pink sun hat.
The Sunrise host celebrated Molly turning 11 months with a heartfelt post on Instagram on Wednesday.
Growing up: Edwina (pictured with Molly) celebrated Molly turning 11 months with a heartfelt post on Instagram on Wednesday. She shared a blurry photo of herself and her daughter, revealing it was impossible to get her to keep still
‘Eleven months today with my tiny companion. You are moving so fast, it’s getting harder to take a photo in focus,’ she wrote.
‘What a wonderful whirlwind you are, Molly. Never stop. Okay, stop at 6pm for bed but otherwise just keep going and going. The whole world is out there.’
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‘What a wonderful whirlwind you are, Molly. Never stop. Ok, stop at 6pm for bed but otherwise just keep going and going. The whole world is out there,’ Edwina (pictured with Molly) wrote on Instagram on Wednesday to celebrate her 11-month achievement