CTV anchor wants to 'canoodle' co-worker

CTV Vancouver Island anchor Andrew Johnson threw and Astrid Braunschmidt are seen in this screen...

CTV Vancouver Island anchor Andrew Johnson threw and Astrid Braunschmidt are seen in this screen grab.

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, Last Updated: 4:31 PM ET

Two TV journalists in British Columbia are enjoying their 15 minutes of fame after an on-air blooper during a newscast this week went viral, landing them on morning shows in the U.S. and Australia.

CTV Vancouver Island anchor Andrew Johnson threw to weather reporter Astrid Braunschmidt on Tuesday night's newscast and thought he'd use a word from the previous segment. The trouble is, he didn't know what the word meant.

"It's time now for a full look at your forecast with Astrid and maybe we can canoodle before you get into it," he said.

"We're not going to be canoodling," she responded immediately. "What?" she then asked, surprised.

Over the laughter of Braunschmidt and the crew off-camera, Johnson explained himself.

"Oh, I thought canoodle meant chat," he said. "Astrid, you're lucky there's a producer in my ear, I would have carried that on and on."

Canoodle doesn't in fact mean chat, but rather to kiss and cuddle amorously. A fact which landed Braunschmidt and Johnson on the Today Show in the U.S. and Australia's The Morning Show.

Both journalists have taken their moment in the sun well, joking about their newfound fame on Twitter.

"Feels good, I don't mind being the butt of the joke," Johnson tweeted Thursday night.

Meanwhile, Braunschmidt has had to explain canoodling to her children a little earlier than she'd expected.

"Well...our boys, 5 & 10, now know the meaning of canoodle. I thought I had a few years to explain. guess not," she tweeted early Friday morning.


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