Naga Munchetty sends BBC guest into a ‘mega panic’ with Euros 2021 blunder live on-air

Naga Munchetty apologises over date blunder

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BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Naga Munchetty, 46, sent a guest into a “mega panic” on this morning’s radio show, as she mistakenly said that the UEFA European Football Championship was starting in four days time. The host spoke to BBC senior football reporter Ian Dennis and BBC Wales football correspondent Rob Phillips as she addressed that the England team’s squad has yet to be submitted by manager Gareth Southgate.

You sent me into a mega panic

Rob Phillips

Speaking on her radio show, the newsreader spoke to Rob about Scotland’s appearance in the league.

The guest emphasised that it’s the country’s first appearance in a major sports tournament in 22 years.

He said: “Anybody who’s not aware it’s Scotland’s first time in a major men’s tournament since 1998 and of course the added intrigue of that fact that they’re in the same group as England, Group D with the Czech Republic and Croatia.”

Chipping in, Naga counted down to the day she thought the tournament commenced.

“Er, I think they’re – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – four days to go, three and a half days to go”, she said.

The star continued to ask her guest how he was feeling about the start of the international football tournament.

She said: “On a scale of one to 10, Rob, Ian, excited?”

However, Naga’s guest politely corrected her mistake and informed her that that start date is actually over a week away.

“Well, it’s next Friday,” Rob added awkwardly.

“Ah! You’ve got a week on Friday, of course,” Naga burst out as she realised her error.

However, despite chuckling at the star’s mistake, Rob revealed that her date mix-up sent him into a panic.

“You sent me into a mega panic,” he admitted to Naga as she burst out laughing.

“If it was this Friday then we’re totally underprepared,” he added.

Ian chipped in: “Well, Wales have got two friendlies this week, France tomorrow which is scary, Albania’s a farewell game on Saturday, then we’re off to Baku next week.”

The star’s blunder comes days after she reacted to a viewer who branded her”dreadful” after she was replaced on BBC Breakfast.

Nina Warhurst stepped in for the BBC Breakfast host favourite on Saturday morning, which saw her busy due to other commitments.

Following Naga’s absence, the 46-year-old was flooded with messages of support after a social media troll posted a “mean” insult online.

The Breakfast host reacted to the brutal swipe, in view of her 255,000 followers.

In a now-deleted tweet, the person in question wrote: “Lovely to watch breakfast TV this morning without the dreadful Naga.”

The broadcaster offered a sarcastic response to the social media user, saying: “Thanks for letting me know Guy. X.”

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