BBC Breakfast’s Charlie Stayt red-faced as he suffers awkward blunder on air

BBC Breakfast star Charlie Stayt suffered an awkward blunder live on air during the latest episode of the morning show.

The 61-year-old presenter was back on the famous red sofa on Saturday (September 9) alongside Sarah Campbell.

They woke up the nation with the latest news headlines including the G20 summit.

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Introducing the segment, Charlie explained: "World leaders have gathered in Delhi for the first day of the G20 summit.

"Our political editor Chris Mason is there for us and we can speak to Chris now.

Charlie could be heard saying "morning" to Chris but there was no response from his colleague as he was speaking to someone else.

A red-faced Charlie told viewers: "Ah, I think Chris is actually right now talking to someone else by the look of it.

"We'll see if we can go back to Chris in just a moment."

Charlie went on to discuss Freddie Flintoff being spotted for the first time since in public since his near-fatal To Gear car crash.

However, he managed to speak to Chris minutes later to discuss the G20 summit.

It comes after Charlie admitted he was "enormously upset" while discussing a news story during Friday's (September 8) programme.

He halted the show to hit out at some "totally wrong" news while delving into biggest talking points and headlines from around the world.

Looking down at a newspaper, he told Sarah: "Mini – the manufacturers of the Mini, which is owned now by BMW announced that the Mini Cooper, of course famous for The Italian Job film, will only be sold with an automatic gearbox in the future.

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"So you cannot and will not be able to buy a Mini Cooper with a manual gearbox."

Sarah asked: "Are you upset about that?" He replied: Yes! Enormously upset," before adding: "It feels massively wrong."

Charlie said: "Apparently, sales of automatic cars go back to 2011, when 76 percent of cars were manual cars. Fast forward to 2021, the most recent figures out, and just 37 percent of cars bought were manuals."

BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One from 6am

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