‘Cromer, famous for its c**p’ - BBC Breakfast subtitle blunder insults coastal town

Cromer crab. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY.

Cromer crab. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY. - Credit: Archant

The BBC really took the bisque-it this week when an awkward subtitle fail accidentally insulted the popular seaside spot.

https://twitter.com/Mr_Hughesy/status/905311646318518273

The feature appeared on the BBC breakfast show on Wednesday morning when reporter Jayne McCubbin headed to Cromer for a feature on the decline of fisherman.

But the course of live TV never did run smooth and a subtitle blunder accidentally said Cromer was famous for its c**p instead of its famous crabs.

Eagle-eyed viewer Paul Hughes spotted the mistake and posted on Twitter: 'I see BBC Breakfast is not a fan of Cromer'.

https://twitter.com/mrdanwalker/status/905316033187246080

But Breakfast presenter Dan Walker quickly took to social media to claw things back and posted: 'Someone call Dave in subtitles... CRABS... we said CRABS.'


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This isn't the first time the troublesome technology has left Dan in hot water.

During Wimbledon this summer he said: 'We might be bad at some things in the UK, but we are so good at queueing.'

https://twitter.com/mrdanwalker/status/881774956023083008

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Unfortunately, the subtitles changed queuing to killing - giving a very different meaning entirely.

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