BBC Breakfast thrown into chaos by awkward Huw Edwards blunder as presenter forced to apologise for huge error | The Sun
BBC Breakfast was thrown into chaos this morning after a blunder saw them air old footage featuring Huw Edwards.
The flagship morning show accidentally aired an old episode of Newswatch, presented by Samira Ahmed, from 2017.
The old episode aired for three full minutes before awkwardly cutting out when the footage showed an clip of shamed presenter Huw Edwards.
Huw is currently suspended over allegations he paid thousands to a teen who sent him sexual images.
A BBC investigation is taking place.
Huw was shown fronting a report about Hurricane Maria before the episode finally cut back to presenter Ben Thompson in the Breakfast studio.
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Ben looked embarrassed as he was forced to apologise live on air.
He said: "So you might have noticed, the eagle eyed viewers amongst you, that that was quite an old episode of Newswatch so we will find the right one and make sure we can bring that to you a little later. So apologies, a few technical gremlins at this end."
The blunder didn't go unnoticed by those watching at home who took to social media.
"Oh god how awkward – cut it off just as Huw came on," one wrote on X, formerly twitter.
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"That #newswatch was sus, seeing Andrew Marr and then later Huwey Edwards! Must have been hella old," a second added.
A third chipped in: "OK, who put that old edition of Newswatch on? Was it deliberate….??? Anyway, thanks #BBC for one of the great cock-ups."
"BBC loves a repeat, doesn't it!" laughed a fourth.
"Can't get the staff," pointed out another, while one branded the BBC "f***ing clowns".
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