Emily Maitlis breaks silence on #NewsNight 'hell' blunder: 'Not going to ...

EMILY MAITLIS - journalist and host of Newsnight - has broken her silence on Twitter over an awkward slip-up in last night's programme.

PUBLISHED: 09:55, Wed, Sep 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:24, Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Journalist Emily Maitlis, 49, has spoken out on a mistake she made while presenting BBC's Newsnight, after one Twitter user posted a video of the moment. The BBC host was seen accidentally pronouncing Hull as "hell".

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I'm not going to recover from that, am I?

Emily Maitlis

The social media tweeted the gaffe, with the caption: "Hilarious! Forget the Prince Andrew interview, this is what you will be remembered for @Maitlis!

"#NewsnightFormer Health Secretary Alan Johnson joins us down the line from hell."

In the video, Emily announces: “The former health secretary Alan Johnson joins us on the line from Hell," before immediately recognising her error.

She added: “Sorry, Hull. From Hull. Alan Johnson.

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"I'm not going to recover from that, am I?"

It wasn't long before Emily acknowledged the footage and shared it onto her 401,000 Twitter followers.

The host tweeted: "For clarity I do know Hull is not hell.

"It’s rather lovely."

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Despite Emily being called out for her mistake, many fans waded in to support her

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