Radio presenter Vasily Utkin, 45, was leaning a little bit too far back on his chair when it suddenly gave way. He was talking live on Russia’s Sports FM when the chair collapsed under his weight.
A video shows how Utkin ended up on the floor while discussing the form of FC Lokomotiv Moscow. An ominous creaking noise was heard before the chair suddenly broke and Utkin was flung backward s.
Utkin had his feet resting on another chair and was unable to stop himself from landing awkwardly under the table.
The radio presenter was on the floor for a minute before a colleague helped him back to his feet. Utkin later joked that he had broken somewhere in the region of 15 chairs since his school days.