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BBC iPlayer subtitles swaps the word tent to tampon

In the middle of memorable sets from the likes of Taylor Swift and Florence and The Machine, one eagle-eyed viewer spotted something very odd with BBC iPlayer’s subtitled coverage.

As Greg James was wrapping up the final night of the Swansea leg of the festival on Sunday he welcomed viewers back to the BBC presenting tent.

However, whoever was typing out the subtitles made a rather hilarious blunder, swapping ‘tent’ for ‘tampon’.

The gaffe was spotted by Reddit user Mikeyp1999, who mocked the channel for its mistake.

Blunder: BBC iPlayer swapped the word ‘tent’ for ‘tampon’ in a comedy subtitles gaffe during The Biggest Weekend

Greg had delivered the line and the mistake appeared to come from whoever did the subtitles.

He said: ‘Welcome back to the BBC’s tent, things in Swansea have finished…’

But instead of this rather innocuous line, the subtitles were changed to something rather peculiar.

They read: ‘Welcome back to the BBC’s tampon.’

The gaffe was shared onto Reddit after it was spotted bye one eagle-eyed viewer on Sunday

The gaffe was shared onto Reddit after it was spotted bye one eagle-eyed viewer on Sunday

The mistake happened after the final day of The Biggest Weekend in Swansea came to an end...with Taylor Swift providing a show-stopping finale

The mistake happened after the final day of The Biggest Weekend in Swansea came to an end…with Taylor Swift providing a show-stopping finale

The gaffe appears to have gone unnoticed by most viewers, but was roundly mocked on Reddit. 

Mikeyp1999 shared a screengrab of the moment, posting: ‘Nice one iPlayer.’ 

‘Sounds like it was a ”bloody’ good night,”’ another posted. 

A third said: ‘Live subtitles are always good for a laugh. 

‘I always used to put the subtitles on for Eurovision just to see how well/badly they’d keep up with Terry Wogan/Graham Norton.’

MailOnline has contacted the BBC and is awaiting comment. 

Earlier that day Greg James had told Taylor Swift she needed to shower after she came off stage

Earlier that day Greg James had told Taylor Swift she needed to shower after she came off stage

The quip offended some of the singers die hard fans, who said he had bad 'manners'

The quip offended some of the singers die hard fans, who said he had bad ‘manners’

It was the second gaffe of the day for James, who was criticised by Taylor Swift fans for a surprising comment he made when she got off stage.

Taking her aside for a brief post-show interview, the BBC host said: ‘I think you need to have a shower now,’ in an apparent reference to the muggy conditions.

Luckily, the pop star managed to see the funny side, quipping: ‘I agree, I’m not offended, there’s a lot going on and almost none of it’s good.’ 

But some fans were unimpressed by the jibe, with one tweeting: ‘Wait the interviewer told Taylor to take a shower??? wtf’. 



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