Mike was about to interview the English swimming team at the Commonwealth Games in Australia for BBC Breakfast, but he unfortunately lost his balance - landing him straight into the swimming pool.
The BBC breakfast presenter was chatting to a group of Team England swimmers including Adam Peaty, the current holder of the 50m and 100m breaststroke world records, at a Gold Coast swimming pool.
The Guardian reported that the journalist said that he was careful because of the sound system he was wearing.More news: CBO projects deficit to hit $1T by 2019
However, Mike didn't quite follow his own advice when he failed to notice the step into the deeper water, leading him to hilariously plunge into the pool with his microphone still in hand.
The athletes burst out laughing as Bushell tried to recuperate from the embarrassing fall.
Breakfast presenters Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt later chose to replay the mishap, for the benefit of viewers who had missed it the first time round. What a recovery from Mike Bushell!More news: A Man Tried to Impress Taylor Swift After Robbing Bank
"Bye Mike. It hasn't been boring".
Minchin added: "If you were going to set that up, you would imagine that might happen, and it did - live on national television. I didn't realise there was a step there".
Bushell then provided a word of caution to the viewers: "Just look before you get into the swimming pool, OK".More news: Jailed Reuters journalists in Myanmar fail to win their freedom