Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

Video: Broken news - the best TV news gaffes and bloopers

Guy Goma gained international fame in 2006 after a BBC gaffe. Click 'More Pictures' to view our video gallery
Guy Goma gained international fame in 2006 after a BBC gaffe. Click 'Next' to watch the video . . .

Guy Goma became an internet star overnight when this Beeb blunder was aired in 2006. The business studies graduate from the Republic of Congo was waiting in reception at BBC Television Centre, London to be interviewed for an IT job. Mr Goma was mistaken for Guy Kewney - a British technology expert. He was then rushed to the studio, had makeup applied and a microphone fitted. Mr Goma said he thought this was unusual but believed it was part of the job interview. Presenter Karen Bowerman then introduced him as Internet expert Guy Kewney and proceeded to question him on the Apple Corps v Apple Computer case. Hilarity ensues . . .

" >

Guy Goma became an internet star overnight when this Beeb blunder was aired in 2006. The business studies graduate from the Republic of Congo was waiting in reception at BBC Television Centre, London to be interviewed for an IT job. Mr Goma was mistaken for Guy Kewney - a British technology expert. He was then rushed to the studio, had makeup applied and a microphone fitted. Mr Goma said he thought this was unusual but believed it was part of the job interview. Presenter Karen Bowerman then introduced him as Internet expert Guy Kewney and proceeded to question him on the Apple Corps v Apple Computer case. Hilarity ensues . . .


This US newsreader reads from his teleprompter a little too quickly giving the wrong impression about a colleague's condition

" >

This US newsreader reads from his teleprompter a little too quickly giving the wrong impression about a colleague's condition


The BBC's Jonathan Charles forgets to take a breath . . .

" >

The BBC's Jonathan Charles forgets to take a breath . . .


Northern Ireland's Eamonn Holmes is confused about a guest's gender

" >

Northern Ireland's Eamonn Holmes is confused about a guest's gender


UTV's Lynda Bryans - unaware the cameras are rolling - appears happy and content humming away and fiddling with her computer

" >

UTV's Lynda Bryans - unaware the cameras are rolling - appears happy and content humming away and fiddling with her computer


Chris Kamara has had many classic moments on Sky News. Here he misses a red card . . .

" >

Chris Kamara has had many classic moments on Sky News. Here he misses a red card . . .


Actor Will Ferrell invades US news show

" >

Actor Will Ferrell invades US news show


US news reporter frightened by snake

" >

US news reporter frightened by snake


BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker reacts to a colleague's comments. Read more here

" >

BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker reacts to a colleague's comments. Read more here


Sky News reporter attacked with snowballs

" >

Sky News reporter attacked with snowballs

03 November 2010

Thanks to the internet we no longer need to rely on the services of Denis Norden to relive those difficult situations that news presenters can occasionally find themselves in.

Here we take a look at some of the best TV news gaffes and bloopers from around the world.

Click on 'More Pictures' to launch the video gallery.

Have you seen a funny TV blooper that we didn't include? Leave your suggestions and comments below.

Download the Belfast Telegraph iPad App

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Powered by Livefyre

Most Read in this section

Most Viewed Videos

Just for laughs: Frank Skinner

More in Humour (1 of 20 articles)

Frank Skinner: Dirty stuff does get... Read More

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Capricorn:

It feels like friends are few and far between. If you're not getting the help you need, ask why. It may be because you have been so preoccupied with work. Skipping special occasions and failing to return phone calls causes resentment. You have to be more engaged to sustain loving bonds. Call someone you've missed. It may take a few tries, but it's worth the effort. Be forthright about why you have been out of touch. Communication is the cornerstone of every healthy relationship.More