Viewers stunned as ‘abysmal’ announcement of Daniel Khalife’s arrest goes wrong on live TV
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Viewers were left stunned after GB News’ announcement about Daniel Khalife's arrest went totally wrong yesterday (9 September).
Now, of course, live TV is live TV, anything can happen.
And that major news has had us all gripped this week; the escaped prisoner, Daniel Khalife, of course.
The terror suspect escaped from Wandsworth Prison in London on Wednesday (6 September), launching a nationwide manhunt.
Khalife was finally arrested yesterday after a plain-clothes police officer pulled him off a bike on a canal towpath in Chiswick.
And GB News totally fumbled the bag when it came to announcing it.
Former MP Martin Daubney was announcing the latest headlines when he was alerted to the arrest, saying: “First, it’s the news headlines.”
But he then had to stop in his tracks leading to an awkward sequence of stumbling over his words and trying to correct himself.
“No it’s not, we’re going straight to me. This is breaking news, it’s fast happening.”
He then struggles to get his words out as he labels Khalife ‘the terror man’ and appears to mumble 'f**k' as he laughs at his own mistakes in disbelief.
“It’s all going wrong,” he admitted before repeating himself and also adding: “Police of escape.. have arrested prisoner Daniel Khalife, beg your pardon, we’ll get the autocue in the right place.
“This story is just happening.”
The bloke had an absolute nightmare as he seemed to have difficulty even simply announcing that Khalife had been arrested while also trying to introduce a guest.
And viewers had an absolute field day as one wrote on X: “This is just so f***ing glorious. Every second brings me unbridled joy.
“This channel has been on air for over 2 years. There is no excuse for being this abysmal anymore, not one.”
Another wrote: “Clearly so worried about getting Chip Chapman's name wrong he said it perfectly 17 times, but fluffed every single other word.”
And another even joked: “Makes Alan Partridge look like Kate Adie.”
Although one put: “I feel for him. So badly supported. And why does their studio audio sound like it’s in a bathroom? Acoustic treatment isn’t difficult!”
Whereas another said: “Yes he was badly let down by gallery, but also fundamentally lacking in any skills or personality to claw himself out of it.”
LADbible has contacted GB News for comment.