NEW DELHI: A DD newsreader had loose job because the newsreader mispronounced Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name as ‘Eleven’ Jinping.

The newsreader mispronounced Xi Jinping’s name as ‘Eleven’ Jinping, mistaking the first name to be the roman letter ’11’.

The embarrassing faux pass occurred while reading a news bulletin on Thursday evening, The Indian Express reported.


The regular, experienced newsreaders generally don’t prefer working late night, when the casual newsreader committed the mistake.

Quatrz meanwhile quoted a senior Doordarshan official as confirming that the newsreader had indeed been let go of.