2Day FM presenter Mel Greig is certainly not the Queen, despite successfully impersonating her in an ill-advised hoax, causing a worldwide scandal and leading up to the tragic death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha.

But she is also definitely not Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls.

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Mel Greig: Definitely not a Spice Girl

The presenter, who gave a tearful interview to an Australian chat show alongside co-presenter Michael Christian, was featured on the BBC News channel - who ran the odd caption describing her as the former Ginger Spice.

Apart from both being blonde, and women, there does not appear to be too much of a resemblance between the two.

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Can you see the resemblance?

A BBC spokesperson said: “Due to a technical error, we briefly displayed an incorrect on-screen caption during last night’s News at Ten. The caption was removed immediately and we apologise for the error.”

It is not the first time a serious news story has been brought down by a rogue caption or edit on BBC News.

Last year, BBC Scotland accidentally cut to a another segment, introducing a piece about Hitler henchman Rudolf Hess. Footage of Hitler then began playing through a weather report.

And ALex Deakin, BBC weather presenter, turned the air blue in a bizarre Freudian slip, saying: "It is simply a lovely winter's day tomorrow, buckets loads of c***.... Sunshine across central and Eastern England."

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  • Bad Idea

    Stand at the top next time.

  • On-Air Tension

    There must be more to this.

  • Dramatic British Facepalm

    Wait for the end.

  • Winter Wipe-Out

    Nice recovery.

  • Don't Leave Map Editors Unattended

    Because they will be messed with.

  • Quick Power Nap

    Sleep deprivation can have that effect.

  • Really Didn't Need To Know That

    Thanks for letting us know, though.

  • Prime Suspect

    Rodney Stanger is the most cunning of criminals.

  • Ice vs. Weatherman

    Ice always wins.

  • In His Defense, He's Completely Insane

    We have no words.

  • Snowball In The Face

    Whoever threw that had some pretty good aim.

  • A Common MIx-Up

    She got there in the end.

  • A What Job?

    Don't worry, he said it won't happen again.

  • New Airline Snack

    Think of all those who are allergic.

  • Ice vs. Weatherman II

    Ice is 2-0 so far.

  • Hard To Say

    Give her a break, Shep.

  • Something Else On His Mind

    "The Internet, what they're going to do with this one!"

  • This Is What It's All About

    He's good at snowball fights.

  • Good Recovery

    Some great ad-libbing there.

  • Pending Divorce

    In her defense that guy is a big arsehole.

  • Vasectomies Are Hilarious

    The cameraman even got involved in this one.

  • Hard-Hitting Reporting

    Good story, guys.

  • Snow Plow

    Might want to stand farther to the side of the road.

  • Grape Lady

    Ah, the infamous grape crushing fall.

  • BBC's Horrible Secret

    But he finally sheds light on the story.

  • Sausage Contest

    At least they're mature about it.

  • Spankings

    We'd actually rather she didn't elaborate on that.

  • Snow Day

    At least the kids were having fun.

  • He Was In A Rush

    It was quicker than walking all the way around the camera.

  • Magniturd

    A quick map edit takes care of it, though.

  • Slight Misunderstanding

    And Nancy Grace isn't happy about it.

  • Snowball Fight

    Was this planned? We don't really care.

  • Alcohol And Live Television Mix Well

    At least he made the report more interesting.

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