23/10/2013 11:26 BST | Updated 23/12/2013 10:12 GMT

BBC Newsreader Clive Myrie Makes Throat Slitting Gesture During Beheading Footage Report (VIDEO)

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A BBC presenter was caught out making an unfortunate gaffe as he read the news on Tuesday night.

Clive Myrie was reporting on Facebook's decision to allow beheading footage on its site when, after stumbling over a word, he was seen making what appeared to be "throat slitting" gesture. Awkward.

The 49-year-old delivered the rest of the report without incident, though, the gaffe was noticed by several eagle-eyed denizens of Twitter.

Myrie's gaffe comes after Simon McCoy expertly rode out a live TV fail during his own news segment last month.

McCoy baffled viewers when he faced the cameras armed with a stack of photocopier paper - after mistaking it for an iPad.

"In the rush of live news, he didn't have an opportunity to swap the items, so simply went with it," the BBC explained after the mix-up raised confused eyebrows.

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BBC news presenter Simon McCoy confused a stack of photocopier paper for an iPad