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Friday 22 August 2014

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

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 . . .

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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.

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