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Listen: newsreader announces death of Cameron instead of Bowie

Listen: newsreader announces death of Cameron instead of Bowie
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As the nation goes into mourning over the death of David Bowie today, one radio presenter appeared to be having trouble even taking the news in this morning. In fact when the newsreader Fiona Winchester's read the news for Heart FM in Scotland during a morning bulletin, she seemed to have a world exclusive on her hands.

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'David Cameron has died,' the Scottish presenter declared. However, the penny soon began to drop that she had not actually meant to say the Prime Minister's name. Instead it was another David who had passed away:

'David Bowie has died after a secret 18-month battle with cancer'

Knowing David Cameron's reputation north of the border, Mr S suspects the innocent mistake could have been wishful thinking.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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