It hasn’t been a great first week for GB News. The TV channel launched by former BBC grandee Andrew Neil has been plagued with gaffes, typos, pranks and technical glitches that have caught the eye of viewers for all the wrong reasons.
GB News broadcast for the first time on the evening of Sunday June 13 before quickly becoming a social media spectacle following a spree of errors and blunders in its opening days beaming into homes across Britain.
The hashtag #gbnewsfails continues to trend on social media days after the channels official launch, with a number of production creases yet to be ironed out by the broadcaster.
— Ruaridh Arrow (@ArrowontheHill) June 15, 2021
Viewer engagement also proven to be a sticking point for the channel, with a number of those texting into the channel sporting names which may well have been pranks.
Text messages from members of the public such as Mike Hunt and Mike Oxlong, were included in live shows this week, following promises by prominent GB News figures to give a voice “to those who feel sidelined or silenced”.