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"May all your doughnuts look like Fanny's."

Posted by STEVE M on

Just look at this fantastic photo - does anyone remember Fanny Craddock, one of the first celebrity chefs.   This photo harks from 1955 and who can forget when husband  Johnny was admiring his wife's baking skills. He turned with a straight face to the camera and offered the encouraging words: "May all your doughnuts look like Fanny's."



These blunders on screen and radio are more common than one might think and one old favourite I can recall is when the BBC commentator Harry Carpenter was clearly touched by one particular incident as he described the scene after the 1977 Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race: "Ah, isn't that nice? The wife of the Cambridge president is kissing the cox of the Oxford crew."

Sticking with the sporting theme the cricket commentator, Brian Johnston once caused merriment by waffling on about  bowler Ian Botham's failure "to get his leg over'' and if that wasn't enough his the most famous verbal commentary gaffe was from when the West Indian Michael Holding bowled to Englishman Peter Willey: "The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey."

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