Good Morning Britain’s Sean Fletcher was forced to apologise on today’s show after being called out by viewers for an ’embarrassing’ blunder.
The 46-year-old newsreader had been commenting on Nigella Lawson’s mind-bending pronunciation of the word microwave alongside Charlotte Hawkins and Ben Shephard when he accidentally shared the wrong phrase for the word in Welsh.
Sean told viewers that the Welsh word for microwave was ‘pippety pong’ rather than ‘popty ping’ – sparking a barrage of corrections from audiences.
It should also be noted that the widely accepted word for the appliance is meicrodon.
Addressing his mistake shortly afterwards, Charlotte began: ‘Unfortunately, a few moments ago, Sean informed everybody the Welsh for microwave was pippety pong. Sean, would you like to explain yourself?’
‘It’s actually popty ping,’ Sean said.
‘I’m so sorry,’ he continued. ‘I’ve been inundated with Twitter messages.
‘Can I just point out that I have learnt Welsh. My wife is a Welsh speaker and my wife’s family are Welsh speakers. My father-in-law is a Welsh professor, so I learnt Welsh when I lived there.’
‘So it’s even more embarrassing,’ quipped Ben.
On Monday night, TV chef Nigella went viral when she poured some milk into a pan after warming it up in the ‘meeecro-wa-vay’.
Naturally, everyone watching on at home was both amazed and bewildered in equal measure, but most pledged to follow Nigella’s lead when referring to said kitchen appliance from now on.
Addressing her pronunciation later on, Nigella tweeted: ‘Well, I do say it like that, but not because I think that’s how it’s actually pronounced.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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