During Tuesday morning’s AM Broadcast, Amanda Gillies’ extreme and hilarious reaction to her first cup of coffee in 25 years had her co-hosts Duncan Garner and Mark Richardson cracking up. Garner and Richardson were astounded by their colleague’s reaction to a caffeine hit, who found herself tapping on the desk and rearranging her belongings.
“I can’t seem to stop the jitters around my middle, and the flushing in my cheeks – I can’t seem to control that, and I’m a little worried about it,” Gillies joked. “She’s rearranged her notepad and pen about ten times,” Richardson said, “and the mouse about 20 times.”
“This is as close to being on drugs as I can get, one strong coffee… I’m high as a kite!” The hosts then instructed the camera to slowly zoom in on Gillies face, allowing them to examine her answer more closely.
“This is why you shouldn’t take drugs, kids,” Richarson said. “Oh, my goodness, I just looked at you on the computer there, and this is really affecting you. I’m going to call the police, “Garner cracked a joke.
Drinking coffee is “OK,” according to the Ministry of Health, but no more than seven cups of instant coffee or three single shot espresso-type coffees should be consumed every day.