During her news segment, she stated: “A college student from the United States has made a life-size ‘virgin’, no version …”, before she stopped mid-sentence.
Sunrise hosts Melissa Doyle and David Koch cracked up as Barr tried to re-compose herself and said: “OK Freudian slip there”.
Sportsreader Simon Reeves also started laughing and gave Barr two thumbs up for the gaffe.
The embarrassing mix-up created a Twitter buzz already with bloggers also talking about her blooper.
Sunrise have even uploaded the video and tweeted today: “Nat’s ‘Like A Virgin’ blooper had all of us in stitches: #Barbie #fail”.