Kate Garraway suffered an unfortunate blunder on Tuesday morning as she told Good Morning Britain viewers she would be interviewing the late Nikki Grahame during the show.
Nikki tragically passed away on Friday at the age of 38 after a battle with anorexia which lasted over three decades.
The 53 year old presenter and co-host Adil Ray, 46, were joined by Nikki's Big Brother co-star and ex-boyfriend Pete Bennett on the hit ITV breakfast show, but Kate mistakenly said they would be speaking to Nikki herself.
Tuesday's episode of the news show started with a technical glitch as images of Prince Philip, who also sadly died on Friday, were shown instead of clips of the reality star.
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Adil apologised: "Good morning, erm… a bit of a mix-up with the pictures there.
"We will be paying tribute to Nikki Grahame as well later," he said turning to Kate. "I know you mentioned it yesterday."
Kate then slipped: "We will be talking to Nikki Grahame as well," before quickly adding: "And we've got one of her best friends Pete who, of course, she dated didn’t she in Big Brother."
Viewers picked up on the mishap, with one taking to Twitter to write: "Kate Garraway just announced she'll be talking to Nikki Grahame later!!"
Another viewer jumped to defend Kate, writing: "Live TV. Mistakes happen," as another accused the anchor of "mumbling."
Nikki's tragic death was announced on Saturday, just weeks after she had entered a treatment facility in a bid to beat her eating disorder.
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A message on the GoFundMe page set up by her friends to raise money for her treatment heartbreakingly read: "It is with great sadness, we have to let you know that our dear friend Nikki passed away in the early hours of Friday 9th April.
"It breaks our hearts to know that someone is so precious was taken from us at such a young age. Nikki not only touched the lives of millions of people, bit also her friends and family who will miss her immensely."
"We would like to request privacy at this difficult time, while Nikki's friends and family process the sad news. Full details will be released as and when we know them.
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"All donations have been greatly appreciated and it was heartwarming for everyone including Nikki to see how much she was loved.
"Funds will be held safely in this GoFundMe until we have established an organisation supporting those suffering from anorexia to which we will make a donation in Nikki's memory. We will post updates for you with more details as soon as we have them."
If you have been affected by this story, you can call Beat on 0808 801 0677 or visit www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
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