Naga Munchetty accidentally tells BBC viewers that Boris Johnson is in jail

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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.’

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Naga told viewers ‘Boris Johnson has just spent his first night in jail’ (Image: BBC)

TOPSHOT - Former tennis player Boris Becker arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London on April 29, 2022. - Former tennis star Boris Becker will find out on Friday whether he risks a longer prison sentence after being found guilty by a British court in charges in connection with his bankruptcy in 2017. The six-time Grand Slam champion, 54, was convicted of transferring huge sums of money from his corporate account, failing to declare a property in Germany and conceal 825,000 euros ($ 866,500) in debt and shares in a technology company.  (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP via Getty Images)

Becker was convicted at Southwark Crown Court on Friday (Photo: Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

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. ‘

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street on April 28, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by Rob Pinney / Getty Images)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not in jail (Photo: Rob Pinney / Getty Images)

“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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