Mel Greig Or Geri Halliwell? BBC Mixes Up 2Day FM Presenter With Spice Girl

11/12/2012 09:01 GMT | Updated 11/12/2012 11:24 GMT

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."