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BBC presenter quotes the wrong catchphrase at Catherine Tate

BBC Breakfast presented Charlie Stayt made a major faux pas this morning – when he quoted the wrong catchphrase at Catherine Tate.

The comedian laughed off his gaffe when she appeared on the show to talk about her forthcoming tour.

Stayt made the mistake as he started to ask her about the 2007 sketch she recorded for Comic Relief with Tony Blair

'I'm going to get it wrong now,' he accurately predicted. 'Yes but no but, the Tony Blair…'

Catherine Tate jumped in to point out: '"Yes but no but" is not me, but, yes but no but that was Little Britain, but. Oh my goodness!'

She then adopted the character of her schoolgirl Lauren Cooper to say: 'Am I bovvered? Am I bovvered, though? Am I bovvered that you got it wrong. Look at my face. Is my face bovvered that you got my catchphrase wrong? No look. Face. Charlie. Fave. Bovvered. I ain't bovvered.'

Stayt tried to pass off his mistake as deliberate, to prompt Tate into her real catchphrase, but she was having none of it.

'Yeah but no but…' was made famous by Matt Lucas as schoolgirl mum Vicky Pollard, and in 2010 topped a poll for the funniest ever catchphrase, pushing 'Am I bovvered?' into third place.

Tate kicks off her first ever tour in York on October 31. Here is the tour schedule and box office links.

The blunder comes just days after BBC Breakfast showed footage of an escaped gorilla while talking about Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon:

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Published: 17 Oct 2016

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