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ITV pronounces loss of life of Pope in Christmas blunder

ITV announces death of Pope in Christmas blunder

ITV Information presenter Kylie Pentelow mistakenly introduced the loss of life of 85-year-old Pope Francis throughout a phase on his Christmas Day deal with.

“The Pope’s festive deal with targeted on his prayers for the pandemic to come back to an finish. He mentioned vaccines needs to be made accessible to these most in want,” Pentelow reported on Saturday night, earlier than including, “His loss of life was introduced… uh, excuse me.”

A digicam pan to Pentelow confirmed the presenter trying very uncomfortable because the phase moved on.

The error was ridiculed on social media, although it was additionally met with understanding. BBC broadcaster Scott Bryan tweeted, “Somebody get this newsreader a drink STAT. All of us make errors.”

“Spare a thought for everybody working the Christmas shift at the moment,” one other particular person wrote, whereas one former broadcaster revealed what could have been the supply of the slip-up.

“Once I labored at ITN information we needed to do observe runs for saying the Queen’s loss of life,” she mentioned. “We had all the appropriate obits prepared however all of the names had been changed with Mrs Brown to keep away from errors like this.”