BBC Breakfast: Naga Munchetty apologises for being 'cynical'
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BBC Breakfast anchor Naga Munchetty has taken to social media to apologise to a guest. It comes after the 46-year-old appeared to misname NHS Providers CEO, Chris Hopson.
Oh Chris – I’m so sorry – My mistake entirely
Chris had been appearing on BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 4 Today on Saturday, June 5, to discuss the current Delta coronavirus.
His appearance on the programme comes just weeks before England is set to bring an end to all coronavirus restrictions that are in place, as the country opens up fully for the first time since March 2020.
Boris Johnson is expected to deliver the news of the impending announcement in the coming weeks, ahead of the end of restrictions on June 21.
However, viewers were quick to notice that Naga appeared to get Chris’ name wrong.
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Taking to Twitter in view of his 22,900 followers, Chris wrote: “Currently due up on @BBCBreakfast at 0715 and @BBCr4today at 0810 this morning to discuss the current state of play with the Delta variant and hospital admissions and what this means for June 21 lockdown easing.”
He went on to add: “I will also post a new update tweet thread tomorrow morning.”
One follower responded adding: “Wouldn’t it be lovely if @TVNaga01 could get your name right. Heard her call you Chris Hopkins three times this morning.”
However, Chris was quick to add: “To be fair I’ve heard a lot worse and I love talking to @TVNaga01 as she’s a great interviewer IMO in my opinion]. Lots of love to you and yours, hope you’re all well!” (sic)
After seeing Chris’ tweet, Naga instantly apologised, responding: “Oh Chris – I’m so sorry – My mistake entirely – Apologies x.”
Chris quipped back: “No worries at all. As I said, I love being interviewed by you. Until the next time!”
This, however, is not the first time Naga has issued an apology this week.
On Friday, she was forced to apologise to weather presenter, Nick Miller, after calling herself “cynical”.
With the weather report featuring frequently during the show, the hosts spoke with Nick on a number of occasions.
It was during one of his last appearances the presenter apologised after she had just explained how the coronavirus pandemic had impacted her chances of travelling abroad.
Trying to move the conversation on, Charlie said: “How’s the weather on a Friday morning looking to the weekend? Nick’s got all the answers.”
Naga added: “Nick, bring some optimism. I had my cynical mood there, sorry,” but he also apologised as he struggled to lift her spirits.
“I’m sorry but your mood coincides with the cloudy picture behind me so we haven’t really worked this out very well,” Nick jibed.
The forecaster continued with his role as he told viewers watching at home: “However, it is a sunny start across many parts of the UK.
“There is this area of rain coming in across South-East England and spreading further North into East Anglia gradually today.
“It might seep into the East Midlands and the further East you are, there could be some heavy, thundery bursts.
“Elsewhere after that sunny start, there’s some patch cloud building. Clouds in Northern Ireland throughout the day will cause the odd spot of rain and showers as there will be into most of Western Scotland.”
BBC Breakfast airs from 6am on BBC One.
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