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BBC Cable News Channel Puts Cab Driver on Air to Comment on Apple v. Apple

The Mail:

He is the BBC’s latest star — the cab driver who a leading presenter believed was a world expert on the internet music business.

The man stepped unwittingly into the national spotlight when he was interviewed by mistake on the corporation’s News 24 channel.

With the seconds ticking down to a studio discussion about a court case involving Apple Computer and The Beatles’ record label, a floor manager had run to reception and grabbed the man, thinking he was Guy Kewney, editor of Newswireless.net, a specialist internet publication.

Actually, he was a minicab driver who had been waiting to drive Mr Kewney home.

The video footage is pretty funny. He does a good job bluffing his way through the interview, but the look on his face when he realizes what’s going on is priceless.

(Via Rod Begbie.)

Sunday, 14 May 2006