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That moment you’re introduced on live TV as a mountaineer when you’re actually an academic

Have you ever wondered what expression somebody would make if they’re introduced on live TV as an Everest adventurer when they’re actually a politics professor?

In fact, they make this face.


Landman: Not a mountaineer

British TV viewers got to find out this fascinating fact by watching BBC Breakfast on Saturday morning.

Presenters Jon Kay and Rachel Burden thought they were interviewing mountaineer Leslie Binns.

Unfortunately, the guest who’d joined them on the sofa was politics professor Todd Landman, there to talk about Donald Trump later in the show.


As the video above shows, they recovered with as much grace as is possible in the situation after Landman informed them: “I think you have the wrong guest, sir.”


Kay and Burden realise something is amiss

The BBC, of course, has something of an unfortunate history in this department. There was also that time 11 years ago they accidentally introduced Guy Goma, who’d turned up for a job interview, as an expert on Apple. To his credit, he gave it a red hot go…


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