BBC Breakfast presenter makes two big on-air blunders that leave viewers shocked

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BBC Breakfast viewers were left frustrated after a number of gaffes on Sunday’s live show.

Viewers commented to X about the incident, which began during a segment about the late Steve Wright of Radio 2, who died this week at the age of 69.

BBC Breakfast viewers were left frustrated after a number of missteps on Sunday's show.

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BBC Breakfast viewers were left frustrated after a number of missteps on Sunday’s show.Credit: BBC
The first statement was made in the late BBC Radio 2 DJ Steve Wright's corner.

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The first statement was made in the late BBC Radio 2 DJ Steve Wright’s corner.Credit: Alamy
Presenter Roger Johnson forced to explain after incorrect segment aired

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Presenter Roger Johnson forced to explain after incorrect segment airedCredit: BBC

BBC Breakfast presenters Roger Johnson and Lakmi Gopal, 32, helmed the sensitive segment and previewed an interview with Steve’s former co-host Janie-Lee Grace.

As they debated, the scene of the Greenwich-born broadcaster’s passing was shown on the screen, but in his place was former BBC Radio 1 DJ Simon Bates.

When Roger noticed the accident, he said, “By the way, in case you’re wondering, that’s not Steve Wright. That’s Simon Bates.”

As the show progressed, fans called on X to flag the failure, with one joking: “Good for saving Roger.”

Another user added: “Tracking #SteveWright obituary with Simon Bates photo #useless #bbcbreakfast.”

But that wasn’t the only error.

Later in the episode, an eagle-eyed BBC Breakfast fan also pointed out that Salisbury was misspelled.

This prompted another person to write on social media: “@bbcbreakfast #BBCBreakfast are you okay this morning?”

“While talking about Steve Wright, he showed someone else’s photo. Then he misspelled Salisbury.”

One person quipped: “Looks like the interns are in charge of the screen labels again. ‘Sailsbury’ #bbcbreakfast.”

Steve Wright’s Sunday Love Song left Radio 2 listeners in tears as it was rebroadcast just days after the legend’s sudden death

We recently reported how a BBC North West presenter was left red-faced after accidentally unveiling a major surprise during a live broadcast.

Meanwhile, veteran DJ Steve’s death sparked a wave of sadness on Tuesday, with many celebrities and loyal listeners all paying their respects.

It was later revealed that Steve’s BBC co-stars knew about his health problems, but his final death was still a shock.

It is not clear at this time what the radio legend’s battle with health was, and the cause of his death is still unknown.

However, his close friends suggest that he may have died of a broken heart after being dropped from the afternoon show on Radio 2, on which he had appeared for 24 years.

Meanwhile, before his death, Steve was due to take part in BBC Radio’s plans to launch four new stations on the airwaves.

Clip of former BBC Radio 1 presenter Simon Bates played by mistake

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Clip of former BBC Radio 1 presenter Simon Bates played by mistakeCredit: BBC
Fan-favorite broadcaster Steve dies this week at age 69

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Fan-favorite broadcaster Steve dies this week at age 69Credit: BBC/UNPIXS



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