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The One Show viewers spot two blunders during Storm Helene coverage

Viewers pointed out two errors during Wednesday's episode of the show

There was a cool reaction followed by thunderous disapproval during The One Show last night after presenters referred to a Scottish town by the wrong name.

Shown during the BBC One programme’s opening segment, a montage of images and footage highlighting the damage inflicted by Storm Helene across the country immediately caught the eye of some viewers with two errors.

Alex Jones had barely spoken on the live show before the words of fellow presenter Matt Baker were being questioned on Twitter.

One brief shot of windblown shoppers on Princes Street in Edinburgh was wrongly identified as being ‘Queens Street’ by Matt, leading to tweets wondering whether the series’ scriptwriters ‘watch the news’.

Criticism rained down on The One Show… but can you tell where this is? (Credit: iPlayer)

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But it was an on screen typo later that really caused viewers to get worked up.

It happened as a few seconds of footage of a cruise ship that had drifted from its mooring was shown.

The ship, based in Greenock in the west central lowlands about 25 miles from Glasgow, was identified as being in ‘Greenloch’.

Matt, 40, also referred to ‘Greenloch’ – suggesting the gaffe might have occurred during scripting rather than the creation of on screen graphics and text.

He said: “Up in Scotland, up in Greenloch, there was this cruise ship that was moored up and anyway it’s basically drifted away from where it was moored.”

Where? Are you sure? (Credit: iPlayer)

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A concerned Alex reacted: “That’s dangerous.”

Viewers were baffled, expressing their thoughts with scores of tweets mocking the “epic fail” errors.

Was it something Matt said? (Credit: iPlayer)

However, some viewers were at least able to raise a smiley emoji about the errors.

Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident – even though it is believed some guests were aboard at the time.

Matt went on to reveal the power was also down at parents’ farm after problems caused by falling trees.

Given the reaction on social media to the first few minutes of last night’s show, he may have wished the bad weather had stopped play on Twitter instead.

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