A female host was forced to fend off a politician who lunged at her and tried to kiss her on Live TV.

Mexican official Jose Maria Armenta, Master of Ceremonies of the Government of the state of Sonora, had appeared live on the El Mejor Dia (The Best Day) programme when the segment took an alarming turn.

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Shocking moment politician grabs presenter to kiss her on Live TV

In footage of the guest appearance, Mr Armenta is seen giving male host Vicente Ruiz a fist pump without incident, before kissing female host Martha Hinojos — who appears reluctant and awkward — on the cheek.

But he then turns to co-host Alejandra Leon — before forcefully grabbing her face with both hands and trying to kiss her face.

Ms Leon struggles violently, and can clearly be seen kicking her legs, squirming and trying to pull away from his clutches.

Ms Hinojos gapes at the camera open-mouthed, while Mr Ruiz stands up and walks towards the camera, apparently in an attempt to diffuse the situation.

Mr Armenta can be heard saying “she didn’t want one” in the footage, before asking Ms Leon to kiss his cheek, which she does, The Sun reports.

But Ms Leon goes on to call out the politician’s worrying behaviour, telling him: “I need to say something. The devil will take you.”

“My boyfriend is going to beat you up, you will see,” she added.

Mr Armenta says he believed she was single, saying: “Some day I will kiss you.”