BBC presenters apologise for Nicola Sturgeon gorilla gaffe

The BBC presenters were caught out by a footage mix-up

The moment after the gaffe happened

Friday, October 14, 2016

The presenters of BBC Breakfast apologised after the programme showed footage of the escaped London Zoo gorilla instead of Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

Host Naga Munchetty was telling viewers they would be joined by Sturgeon later in the programme when the wrong overlay played.

Instead of footage of the Scottish First Minister, pictures of the western lowland silverback gorilla which escaped from its enclosure at London Zoo was shown on screen.

Co-presenter Charlie Stayt quickly apologised for the gaffe, while Munchetty smiled in amusement.

He said: "I'm sorry, we have very clearly run the wrong pictures over that particular sequence, my apologies there. The story we will be talking about later, as you probably guessed by the pictures, is about the escaped gorilla at London Zoo."

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