The 19 Greatest BBC Newsreader Fails

Everybody loves a good newsreader fail. But when the BBC does it, it's even better - like watching your prim and proper aunt getting tipsy on sherry at a wedding.

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3. Also that time Simon McCoy had some trouble talking about pandas.

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4. It's not all Simon McCoy, though. Lots of newsreaders have problems handing over to the weather.

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7. BBC presenters are always unflappable under pressure, when everything is going wrong.

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8. Well, mostly. Sally Magnusson was perhaps a little flappable when everything went wrong on BBC Scotland.

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9. BBC Scotland, of course, sometimes has difficulty telling the difference between its weather presenters and Nazis.

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10. Mind you, that's not quite as bad as completely forgetting that your co-host exists.

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11. Perhaps it's understandable, though, given what Jonathan Charles revealed about the years of cruel treatment he's received from BBC bosses.

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12. It's not just TV presenters. BBC radio presenters can have their problems too. Like Charlotte Green completely losing it over a buzzing noise.

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13. And who can forget Jim Naughtie having a bit of a Spoonerism problem with the words "Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary"?

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14. And then Andrew Marr did the exact same thing a few hours later.

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18. But it's okay. Sometimes all of it - production problems, baffled newsreaders, and rogue members of the public - come together to create something absolutely beautiful.

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