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BBC World Service chiefs left red-faced after a guest who was invited on the show to discuss Star Wars turned out to be a Twitter hoaxer Godfrey Elfwickextreme views

BBC World Service chiefs left red-faced after a guest who was invited on the show to discuss Star Wars turned out to be a Twitter hoaxer Godfrey Elfwick extreme views

Godfrey Elwick – a student from York who describes himself on his Twitter bio as a ‘demisexual genderqueer Muslim atheist’ and whose account pokes fun at political correctness – was invited to appear on the show World Have Your Say last week after claiming never to have seen Star Wars.




The BBC admitted: ‘On this occasion the Force was not with us. The guest presented himself as a 20-year-old who’s never seen Star Wars, and we put him on air under that pretence.

‘Producers always do their best to check guests in a live programme that invites global discussion from listeners.’





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