Richard Wilkins makes embarrassing gaffe about model Erin McNaught

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Big night, Dickie? Richard Wilkins makes embarrassing gaffe as he calls model Erin McNaught 'Erin McCormack' on Today Extra the morning after the Logie Awards

By Joe Scek For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:56 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 06:06 BST, 1 July 2019

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It's been 10 years since veteran entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins made a notorious on-air blunder which could have almost ended his career. 

But on Monday, Richard, 64, proved that old habits die hard as he made yet another embarrassing gaffe during a live segment on Today Extra. 

Dickie, as he is affectionately known, called former Miss Universe Australia Erin McNaught 'Erin McCormack' while discussing Logies on the show. 

Richard's unkept hair and normally taut visage looked less perky than usual as he anchored the segment live from The Star on the Gold Coast.

'Jess Mauboy and Erin McCormack here, wearing orange,' he began, before excitedly giving his informed opinion. 

'Bright colours, vibrant colours, colours of spring... you could say,' said Richard, as he introduced a photo set of the Australian Idol winner and Erin.

The moment went without correction from Richard's co-hosts David Campbell, Leila McKinnon and Sophie Monk.

Big night, Dickie? Richard Wilkins made an embarrassing gaffe when he called model Erin McNaught (left) 'Erin McCormack' on Today Extra on Monday morning, when he discussed her and Jessica Mauboy's (right) outfits

Big night, Dickie? Richard Wilkins made an embarrassing gaffe when he called model Erin McNaught (left) 'Erin McCormack' on Today Extra on Monday morning, when he discussed her and Jessica Mauboy's (right) outfits

Big night, Dickie? Richard Wilkins made an embarrassing gaffe when he called model Erin McNaught (left) 'Erin McCormack' on Today Extra on Monday morning, when he discussed her and Jessica Mauboy's (right) outfits 

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