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BBC shows three-year-old clip of Boris Johnson instead of wreath laying blunder

Clip of Boris Johnson laying a wreath at the cenotaph in 2019 and one of him doing the same in 2016
The BBC has stated the gaffe was resulting from a manufacturing error (Picture: BBC)

The Beeb has apologised for enjoying a video of Boris Johnson at The Cenotaph in 2016 instead of at yesterday’s Remembrance Sunday ceremony.

This meant individuals watching Breakfast this morning weren’t proven the more moderen clip of the PM unintentionally putting a wreath of poppies the other way up.

It sparked accusations of impartiality over social media, however the BBC apologised for the gaffe and say it was resulting from a manufacturing mistake.

The out-of-date clip shows Johnson again when he was overseas secretary with former Prime Minister David Cameron and ex-Liberal Democrat chief Tim Farron.

Questioning on Twitter why the clip was used Sabina Ahmed stated: ‘That begs the query, why was the manufacturing group wanting into archive fairly than the footage launched yesterday?

‘Was it a damage limitation expertise? Shame on you BBC, I have always defended you, loved you, am so disappointed.’

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Some have even requested for an on-air apology for the error.

But LBC and former BBC presenter Shelagh Fogarty stated errors like this will simply occur whereas producing a morning information programme underneath stress.

Both Johnson and Labour chief have been criticised for obvious gaffes throughout the National Service of Remembrance.

As he approached to put it down, the PM turned the wreath he was carrying over in his arms, together with a message pinned to it.

BBC apologises for showing old Remembrance footage of Boris Picture: BBC
at The Cenotaph at yesterday’s Remembrance ceremony (Picture: BBC)
BBC apologises for showing old Remembrance footage of Boris Picture: BBC
Three-year-old footage of the then Foreign Secretary was unintentionally used instead (Picture: BBC)

The tribute learn: ‘To the immortal memory of those who laid down their lives for us all.’

Johnson additionally broke protocol by going to put the wreath earlier than a army officer shouted for servicemen and ladies to face ‘at ease’.

He then needed to awkwardly soar again in line subsequent to Corbyn.

The Labour chief additionally confronted criticism for now bowing ‘deeply enough’, with some social media customers likening it to a ‘twitch’.

One indignant Twitter person stated: ‘It’s appalling. That alone will deny him my vote for something in any respect.’

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