One GB News presenter got caught in a right muddle as he completely butchered a report on the finding of Daniel Khalife.
Newsreader Martin Daubney was on hand to break the news to viewers that Khalife had been apprehended by police after three days on the run.
It was confirmed on Saturday afternoon (September 9) that Khalife, a former soldier and terror suspect had been captured by police after he escaped HMP Wandsworth in south-west London on Wednesday (September 6).
As the news broke, however, it seems so did the GB News’ autocue.
‘First, it’s the news headlines… not it’s not, we’re going straight to me, it’s breaking news, this is fast happening,’ Daubney began.
And things only got worse, with Daubney looking down the camera with a rather clueless expression as he waited for the autocue to repair itself, which it didn’t.
‘Because as we just said, the, erm, the terror man…’, he then attempted, before letting out a laugh.
‘It’s all gone wrong,’ he muttered under his breath.
Daubney then pulled out a backup paper script, reading: ‘We have it coming up soon on the arrest of terror suspect, he escaped from Wandsworth prison, and he’s been apprehended, it’s all coming up in GB News.’
The segment only further descended into chaos as the programme began to resemble what could be compared to an episode of Black Mirror, with the host muddling his words up completely.
‘We’ve got our first guest, here it is, police have escaped- arrested, p-p-prisoner Daniel Khalife… I beg your pardon, we’ll get the autocue in the right place, the story is just happening.’
‘I’ve changed my mind. I agree with Ofcom, they’re not actually a news channel’, a person said.
Khalife was arrested less than 10 miles away from where he previously escaped after clinging to the underside of a food delivery van.
Ports and airports were on high alert in the following days amid fears he could try and flee the country.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said Khalife was arrested for being unlawfully at large and for being an escaped prisoner.
Speaking about the investigation, Commander Dominic Murphy told reporters: ‘It’s been about 75 hours since he went missing from the prison to the point of his arrest. That’s pretty quick given the challenge of trying to find this individual.
‘He was arrested yesterday for being unlawfully at large and for being an escaped prisoner.
Khalife was awaiting trial for charges relating to terrorism and Official Secrets Act offences.
He was accused of preparing an act of terrorism and collecting information useful to an enemy, and was allegedly working for a hostile state. He denied the three charges against him and was set to go to trial in November.
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