Naga Munchetty made a very unfortunate slip during Saturday morning’s edition of BBC Breakfast when she confused two very famous men named Boris.
Tennis star Boris Becker was jailed on Friday afternoon after hiding £ 2.5 million in assets and loans to avoid paying debts.
The 54-year-old six-time Grand Slam champion was found guilty of four charges under insolvency law.
But when he discussed the news Saturday morning, BBC Breakfast host Munchetty made a big mistake by confusing him with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The host gave viewers an update on the headlines and began: ‘Three times Wimbledon champion Boris Johnson has just spent his first night in jail.
‘He was sentenced to two and a half years for hiding assets to avoid paying debts.’
Her co-host Ben Thompson then handed over to sports reporter Mike Bushell to get a little more background on the situation.
Despite the fact that it happened within a few moments of television, many viewers quickly discovered the very unfortunate mistake.
One shared on Twitter: ‘What a slip! The BBC’s @ TVNaga01 claims Boris Johnson has just spent his first night in jail. ‘
“Was it a Freudian release from Naga Munchetty” Boris Johnson spends his night in jail “#GTTO,” said another.
One viewer added: “It did not help when Naga at BBC Breakfast actually said that Boris Johnson rather than Becker had been jailed without any correction.”
So Naga Munchetty also said that Boris Johnson has gone to jail when he referred to Boris Becker. Is this Freudian? ‘ shared another.
Munchetty failed to correct the mistake until he handed in after the mix.
Metro.co.uk has contacted the BBC for a comment.
BBC Breakfast is broadcast daily on BBC One.
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