- Charlie Stayt made the error during live broadcast from Southampton
- BBC presenter left out the letter 'c' when he wrote word for third time
- Many viewers took to Twitter to complain about Stayt's mistake
BBC presenter Charlie Stayt has been blasted after he misspelt the word 'education' during a live report on the issue.
Viewers took to Twitter to complain after he missed out the letter 'c' when he scrawled the word on a whiteboard at a primary school in Southampton, Hampshire.
Viewer Hardy Lion tweeted: '#bbcbreakfast ha ha spelt education wrong!!! Back to school!'
Back to school: Eagle-eyed viewers spotted Charlie Stayt's embarrassing spelling error during a live broadcast
The presenter left out the letter 'c' when he wrote the word for the third time on the whiteboard this morning
The presenter later described the gaffe as 'one of those things,' after being alerted to it by colleagues
Whilst Mike Knowles tweeted: 'If you're presenting a live report about education on #BBCBreakfast maybe double check how you spell education.'
Viewer John Morley added: 'Fantastic, #bbcbreakfast presenter can't spell education.'
Crafty Monkey wrote: '@BBCBreakfast C-!! Could do better!'
Afterwards, Bill Turnbull told Stayt he had started a Twitter frenzy and made him spell out the word education live on air.
He said: 'There we go, it was a typo, we'll forgive him.'
Presenter Sally Nugent added: 'I don't think that spelling mistake was that bad.'
Stayt said: 'Let's just call it one of those things.'
But Turnbull added: 'You've only caused a Twitter frenzy in two-and-a-half minutes.'
Nugent said: 'I don't think anyone's noticed.'
Stayt was discussing the issue of education at Highfield Primary School as part of the programme's UK sofa tour in the run up to the election.
Blunder: Stayt was broadcasting from Highfield Primary School in Southampton, Hampshire
Afterwards, colleague Bill Turnbull made red-faced Stayt spell the word 'education'
US politician Dan Quayle was mocked when he misspelt the word 'potato' on a school blackboard on June 15, 1992 when he was visiting a school in Trenton as part of his official duties.
He took part in a spelling bee when students had to write words on a blackboard. When it was 12-year-old William Figueroa's turn he had to write the word 'potato'.
But Quayle pointed out: 'You're close, but you left a little something off. The e on the end'.
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