The BBC broadcaster who raised her middle finger live on-air has got a fantastic Christmas present to commemorate the occasion.
Maryam Moshiri seemed to give the middle finger earlier this month in an uncomfortable misstep that earned her a slew of new followers.
The reporter had been fronting the lunchtime news but appeared to be unaware she was on camera when she made the nasty gesture as the bulletin began.
She then apologised, claiming that she had humorously counted down, ending in her giving the number one the middle finger while messing about with the staff.
It was already something she wasn’t going to forget anytime soon, but now a family member has made sure the memory stays with her even when she’s not at work.
The presenter received a framed cartoon caricature of the mishap for Christmas from her brother-in-law.
Maryam described it as a ‘top notch Christmas present’ in a social media post.
The sketch depicts an elderly couple watching the nightly news on their couch with their dog.
However, instead of a news anchor’s face, the picture on the displays shows a close-up photo of a middle finger.
The title for the sketch is, ‘I miss the days when the BBC used to conclude with the national song.’
Many people thought the present was amazing, and Maryam revealed that it was going to be put in her downstairs bathroom.
However, she said that her ‘infamous’ incident had taken her by surprise at first.
‘Thank goodness I can laugh now…I certainly wasn’t laughing the day it happened!’ she shared.
The whole video was published a week after the event, and Maryam expressed relief that it corroborated her account that she was having fun and not intending to insult anyone.
‘It wasn’t the BBC who released this and it certainly wasn’t me! But in a way I think I’m glad this is out there, as it shows I WAS having a bit of a joke with the crew during the countdown. Again, so sorry it went out on air. It was meant to be a private laugh,’ she wrote on X.
Source My Celebrity Life.