Saturday, September 18, 2010

Cringe of the day

An Alan Partridge - or perhaps, more appropriately, Richard Whiteley - moment in BBC News 24's coverage of the Papal Visit today. Carol Vorderman, that noted intellectual, spiritual leader and distributor of numbers on afternoon TV, was invited to run through what the Holy Father would be doing today.

"We thought you would be the right person to tell us," the BBC presenter said, "because it's a countdown we're doing to the vigil, isn't it?"

Yuck, yuck, yuckety yuck. I could expect that on Sky or GMTV, but not the BBC please.

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