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Pixelation error at BBC gives UKIP leader Nigel Farage 'Hitler' moustache

Felicity Morse

Published 20/09/2013 | 13:53

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The big screen at the BBC media centre

A pixelation error on the BBC’s big screen at Media City in Salford meant Nigel Farage appeared to have grown Hitler-style moustache when speaking to BBC Breakfast on Friday morning.

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In an unfortunate incident similar to a Father Ted episode where a perfectly square piece of dirt gave the Irish priest a moustache, the Ukip leader was left talking about an immigration crackdown with a large black pixel over his upper lip.

He had been talking to the broadcaster about Enoch Powell following revelations that teachers saw him as a 'racist' and a 'fascist' at school.

The Ukip leader was forced to deny that he sang Hitler youth songs at school, after a teacher alleged that, at a Combined Cadet Force camp organised by Dulwich college, Mr Farage and others had marched through a Sussex village “shouting Hitler-youth songs”.

The picture was originally tweeted by BBC TV Sportscaster Olly Foster, before he deleted the post saying: "Apologies for my previous tweet. An error of judgement on my behalf."

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