11/12/2012 04:01 GMT | Updated 11/12/2012 06:24 GMT

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

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."