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

Published 03/11/2010

Guy Goma gained international fame in 2006 after a BBC gaffe. Click 'Next' to watch the video . . .
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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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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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

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

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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 . . .

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

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


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

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

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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

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

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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 . . .

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

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


Actor Will Ferrell invades US news show

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Actor Will Ferrell invades US news show

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Actor Will Ferrell invades US news show


US news reporter frightened by snake

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US news reporter frightened by snake

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US news reporter frightened by snake


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

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

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


Sky News reporter attacked with snowballs

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Sky News reporter attacked with snowballs

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Sky News reporter attacked with snowballs

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.

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

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