Ah, there’s nothing like a good news gaffe!
Confusion arose Thursday morning when BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty explained that the First Minister for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, was due as a guest and producers cut to video footage of the large silverback gorilla who somehow escaped from his enclosure in London earlier this week.
“We’re going to be joined by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon,” explained Munchetty as the large primate popped up on screen. “We’ll talk to her about plans for a second referendum on independence.” Indeed, it’s easy to see why viewers were so confused — though we have to admit we’re intrigued to know what the gorillas’s thoughts are on a second referendum in the country he calls home.
Fortunately, her co-host realized something was amiss. “I’m sorry we’ve … err… very clearly run the wrong pictures over that particular sequence. My apologies there” he said. “The story we will be taking about later, as you’ve probably guessed from the pictures, is about the escaped gorilla at London Zoo.”
Thankfully everyone had a good laugh!