AM's Nicky Styris shares 'embarrassing moment' of electrocution during urgent need for the toilet

If you've ever urgently needed the toilet when there are no toilets to be found, you'll know that desperate times call for desperate measures; but perhaps no one knows that more than AM's Nicky Styris.  

The newsreader shared her shocking (literally) toilet escapade on Tuesday morning, much to the amusement of her co-hosts Melissa Chan-Green and Lloyd Burr.

The conversation arose as the hosts discussed Christopher Luxon being forced to fly to Australia commercially at the last minute due to a maintenance fault with the Defence Force (NZDF) Boeing 757 jet.

Due to the fault, the Prime Minister missed his first two meetings with international leaders - a result Newshub senior political reporter Amelia Wade described as "pretty embarrassing for New Zealand".

Following this morning's developments, Chan-Green appealed to viewers to send in their most embarrassing stories - and asked her co-hosts if they too had anything to share.

"I've got lots of them... they include pooing in bushes and stuff," Burr admitted.  

Despite Chan-Green attempting to move the conversation on, Styris quickly interjected: "Actually, I've got one really similar to that."  

The topline summary of her story? "When I was out running, I got electrocuted by one of those farm fences." 

She continued: "I needed to go to the toilet, and I was looking around - it was near Hahei - and I was like, 'I'll just jump the fence and go' - and I got zapped by the fence." 

As the hosts erupted into cackles, she said through her laughter:  "I was lying on the ground going, 'What has my life become?'   

"I really need to do a poo and I've just been electrocuted."

Nicky Styris
Nicky Styris shared a lot on Tuesday morning. Photo credit: AM

But rest assured, despite the shock, she still found a place to relieve herself.

"Did you end up finding a place?" Burr asked, to which she responded: "Of course I did." 

"It happens to all of us," Burr said.

Not sure about that one.

As the hosts encouraged viewers to share their embarrassing moments, no matter the context, Styris said matter-of-factly: "Nothing better than a good poo story."

Watch the video above.