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Jane Krakowski has a painfully awkward moment while hosting Name That Tune in front of an audience


EXCLUSIVE: 30 Rock star Jane Krakowski left mortified while hosting Name That Tune in front of a live studio audience in Sydney… after being asked to reshoot several scenes

She is currently in Sydney filming the iconic game show, Name That Tune, for a reboot in 2021.

But last week, American actress Jane Krakowski had a rather awkward moment on set.

The 52-year-old, who is best known for her roles in 30 Rock and Ally McBeal, was left mortified after she asked by producers to reshoot over 20 minutes worth of scenes.

'Cringeworthy': Actress Jane Krakowski was left utterly embarrassed  while hosting Name That Tune in front of a live studio audience in Sydney after she was asked by producers to reshoot several scenes

‘Cringeworthy’: Actress Jane Krakowski was left utterly embarrassed  while hosting Name That Tune in front of a live studio audience in Sydney after she was asked by producers to reshoot several scenes

Daily Mail Australia understands that audience members watched on as Jane was forced to repeat all of her lines. 

‘This is so cringeworthy at my ability,’ the frustrated star was heard telling producers via her earpiece.

According to the witness, Jane was mortified over the number of scenes she needed to refilm.

Not happy: Daily Mail Australia understands that audience members watched on as Jane was forced to repeat all of her lines

 Not happy: Daily Mail Australia understands that audience members watched on as Jane was forced to repeat all of her lines

‘You realise what you are saying right? I’ve already said all of this, I don’t know what’s wrong with it,’ she is believed to have said, in clear view of the audience.

‘I have no idea where we were in the show. It’s so long ago. I don’t know what to do for you guys.’ 

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According to sources on set, Jane didn’t understand why producers were so unhappy with the original takes and requested they meet her in the dressing room after the taping.

At one stage, the comedic-actress asked if her co-host Randy Jackson needed to reshoot anything, and laughed when they said he didn’t.

The show’s reboot is currently being filmed in Sydney amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although the live audience will be Australian, the contestants used in the show are all Americans currently living Down Under.

Star power: Jane is best known for her roles in 30 Rock and Ally McBeal

Star power: Jane is best known for her roles in 30 Rock and Ally McBeal 

Name That Tune originally ran from 1953 to 1959, and was then revived in the 1970s and 1980s.

The 2020 version will feature an ‘assortment of challenging musical games’ toward a $100,000 grand prize.

The show, which is being helmed by Australian company Eureka, is set to premiere on Fox on January 6 in the U.S. 

Coming soon: Name That Tune originally ran from 1953 to 1959, and was then revived in the 1970s and 1980s. The 2020 version will feature an 'assortment of challenging musical games' toward a $100,000 grand prize

Coming soon: Name That Tune originally ran from 1953 to 1959, and was then revived in the 1970s and 1980s. The 2020 version will feature an ‘assortment of challenging musical games’ toward a $100,000 grand prize 



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