- Lea Salonga was a guest in a UK morning show, Sky News
- The male news anchor erroneously introduced her as Anna Hughes
- The Voice Kids coach immediately corrected the mistake and was gracious enough to laugh it off
In a crazily embarrassing mixup, a UK news anchor erroneously introduced Lea Salonga as Anna Hughes, an environmentalist.
KAMI learned that Lea was a guest in Sky News morning show where she was promoting her Sunrise tour.
In a report by ABS-CBN, it stated that Lea was apparently brought in the studio ahead of her turn, which was why the teleprompter flashed the introduction for Anna Hughes.
The anchor who made the mistake was Stephen Dixon, who stated, “Would you be prepared to give up flying for a whole year to help the planet?”
Lea initially appeared bewildered, but corrected Stephen with a laugh by saying, “I am not Anna Hughes, I’m sorry. I don’t know what’s going on...I am not Anna Hughes, sorry about that.”
It took a couple of seconds for Stephen Dixon and his co-anchor Gillian Joseph to recognize the mistake.
The anchor cued for a break and when they returned, he said, "We are mortified."
All's well that ends well as they were now able to provide the right introduction for the Disney Legend, Lea Salonga.
Lea Salonga is a Filipina singer who is renowned in the worldwide stage. She has played the singing voice of 2 Disney princesses. Lea is also one of the The Voice Kids coaches.
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