SNP politician Angela Constance endured a painful few moments in a BBC interview on Sunday morning after not realising it was being broadcast live.

The MSP and cabinet member for education was on Sunday Politics Scotland and had been trying to talk about higher education in the country.

But while trying to reference the events of 2012, she stumbled on her words and said "twenty-thousand-and-twelve" instead.

After the mistake, she then asked presenter Gordon Brewer if they could start over, clearly not realising that it was all being beamed out to households across the country (although wasn't exactly helped by her interviewer):

Constance:

In twenty-thousand-and-twelve... sorry, can I, sorry. Two-thousand-and-twelve. Sorry, are we able to do that again?

Brewer:

Yep.

Constance:

I've just said twenty-thousand-and-twelve.

Brewer:

Alright, two-thousand-and-twelve. Off you go...

Constance:

Ok.

Brewer:

We are live, by the way...

Constance:

Oh right, ok. Forgive me, forgive me. I thought it was a pre-record. Forgive me.

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