Gaffe Wednesday

Kay Burley seems either to be caught in a constant ratings chasing bid, or is suffering from a severe case of foot in mouth disease. Mere days after reducing poor Peter Andre to tears, she has now offended the Vice President of the USA and was forced to make an on-air apology to avoid a diplomatic incident. Nice one, Burley.

The drama unfolded on Sky News as Biden was unveiling measures to fight the recession. Our Kay however, was more interested in the 'nasty bruise' on Joe Biden's forehead, speculating that it was caused by an accident at the Winter Olympics. The 'bruise' was in fact ash that Roman Catholics wear on the first day of Lent as a sign of penitence.

When Kay was informed of her error, she then managed to compound matters by saying, 'I know I'm a very bad Catholic. I know I should know that today is Ash Wednesday and that's why he'd got ash across his forehead. I've said three Hail Marys, everything is going to be fine.'

Perhaps after this sequence of gaffes, she should be renamed 'special' Kay.

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