Watch: BBC News interviews the wrong guy live on television
Look, it's January 7th - people still aren't fully recovered from the Christmas break, it can happen to anyone. Right?
Well, this marks the second time BBC News has had the wrong guest appear on their show on live television. The first, you'll recall, was Guy Goma. Goma was there in the BBC to apply for a job working in IT services and was unexpectedly rushed onto live television as they thought he was Guy Kewney, a leading technology journalist who was supposed to be interviewed live on television.
This cock-up isn't on the same scale, but it's pretty bad. BBC Breakfast were all set to introduce Leslie Binn, a former soldier who took part in a daring mountain rescue and was being interviewed for a new expedition. Who was sitting in his place? Dr. Todd Landman, a leading expert on human rights abuses.
Take a look.
In fairness to Dr. Landman, he handled it like a professional and laughed it off. In fact, a few of his friends had already taken to Twitter to throw a few zingers his way as the interview - such as it was - went out live on television.
@UoNPressOffice academic, magician, public speaker, mountaineer!— Lee Durbin (@lddurbin) January 7, 2017
Like we said, it's the first week back from Christmas. You're allowed one cock-up.
Story by Brian Lloyd | 11:25 | Saturday 7th January 2017 | Trending