November 8, 2012 11:17
Radio 1's Greg James accidentally reads out month-old chart update
DJ confused this week's midweek Official Chart Update with one from four weeks ago
Radio 1 DJ Greg James accidentally read out a month-old midweek chart update during his show yesterday (November 7).
The DJ was presenting his weekly midweek Official Chart Update and read out the entire top 40 singles chart from a month ago. After announcing that at Number Three was 'I Found You' by The Wanted, he played the track before then announcing that it was in fact Leona Lewis at Number Three with her track 'Trouble'.
It wasn't until the show was nearing its end that he realised the mistake, telling listeners, "Lots of things are going wrong today. I've got a confession to make. The rundown which we did about five mins ago was in fact a rundown from four weeks ago."
He added: "The wrong one went out on air. Genuinely, it was a mistake. What we should do to appease the Official Charts Company and all of the chart fans is to do the real countdown." He then read the correct update, in which Robbie Williams was at Number One for the second week in a row with his comeback single 'Candy'.
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