BBC presenter Naga Munchetty accidentally said Boris Johnson instead of former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker during the morning news announcement
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BBC presenter Naga Munchetty has inadvertently said that Prime Minister Boris Johnson ‘spent his first night in prison’ in an awkward mistake.
The 47-year-old was hosting Breakfast on BBC One when she mistook former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker for the Prime Minister.
She said: “Three-time Wimbledon champion, Boris Johnson spent his first night in prison.
“He was sentenced to two and a half years for hiding assets to avoid debt.”
Earlier this month, Becker, 54, was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court of moving property, and two counts of failing to disclose estate and concealing debt. The jury concluded he hid assets and loans worth £2.5 million.
Although he was acquitted of 20 other charges, including nine of failing to deliver his tennis title and medal, prosecutor Rebecca Chalkley said the jury found the commentator had acted. act “intentionally and dishonestly.”
She also accused him of “seeking to blame others,” before sentencing.
Viewers noticed Naga’s slip and took to social media to comment and question her mistake.
“Is anyone surprised when Naga Munchetty says Boris Johnson spent his first night in jail, instead of Boris Becker?” A user asked a question.
“It’s the same thing when James Naughtie, Justin Webb and Victoria Derbyshire all talk about ‘Jeremy C ***’ – that’s how they chat. #BBCBias shine again. ”
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Many others see the funny side and share smiley emoticons and jokes on social networks.
“I’m not sure but I think Naga Munchetty missed this morning and said Boris Johnson jail instead of Boris Becker for a moment my heart sings,” one Twitter commented.
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Naga has been an early morning show host since 2010.
Following Becker’s sentencing, close friend Piers Morgan took to his Twitter to share his support for the tennis star.
He posted: “So sorry about Boris Becker. Great guy, and always enjoy his company. See you soon, mate.”
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has been criticized for being partisan.
The Prime Minister repeatedly denied MPs knew about the Downing Street lockdown parties. It later emerged that he was in half of those searched by the police.
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