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Naga Munchetty accidentally tells BBC viewers Boris Johnson's in prison

Quite the mix-up.

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Naga Munchetty made a very unfortunate slip-up during Saturday morning’s edition of BBC Breakfast, when she confused two very famous men called Boris. 

Tennis star Boris Becker was jailed on Friday afternoon after hiding £2.5million worth of assets and loans to avoid paying debts.

The 54-year-old six-time Grand Slam champion was found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act.

However, when discussing the news on Saturday morning, BBC Breakfast host Munchetty made quite the blunder, by mistaking him for Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Giving viewers an update on the headlines, the host began: ‘Three-times Wimbledon champion Boris Johnson has just spent his first night in prison. 

‘He was sentenced for two-and-a-half years for hiding assets to avoid paying debts.’

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Naga told viewers ‘Boris Johnson just spent his first night in prison’ (Picture: BBC)
TOPSHOT - Former tennis player Boris Becker arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London on April 29, 2022. - Former tennis star Boris Becker will learn on Friday whether he faces a lengthy jail term after he was found guilty by a British court of charges relating to his 2017 bankruptcy. The six-time Grand Slam champion, 54, was convicted over his transfer of huge amounts of money from his business account, failing to declare a property in Germany and concealing 825,000 euros ($866,500) of debt and shares in a tech firm. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Becker was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Friday (Picture: Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

Her co-host Ben Thompson then handed over to sports reporter Mike Bushell, to get a bit more background on the situation.

Despite the slip-up occurring in just a few moments of TV, many viewers quickly picked up on the very unfortunate error. 

One shared on Twitter: ‘What a slip! BBC’s @TVNaga01 claims Boris Johnson just spent his first night in prison.’

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street on April 28, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images)
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is not in prison (Picture: Rob Pinney/Getty Images)

Or as Naga Munchetty just said on BBC breakfast 0900 news headlines, “Boris Johnson”…..

— mick west (@MickVest) April 30, 2022

So Naga Munchetty also said Boris Johnson has gone to jail when referring to Boris Becker. Is this Freudian?

— Terry Lander (@Lyvit) April 30, 2022

‘Was that a Freudian slip from Naga Munchetty “Boris Johnson spending his night in prison” #GTTO,’ said someone else.

A viewer added: ‘Not helped when Naga on BBC breakfast actually said Boris Johnson rather than Becker had been jailed with no correction.’

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‘So Naga Munchetty also said Boris Johnson has gone to jail when referring to Boris Becker. Is this Freudian?’ shared another. 

Munchetty moved on and failed to correct the blunder before handing over to Ben after the mix-up. has contacted the BBC for comment. 

BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One.

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