Star of 'TV's funniest interview' is suing the BBC for not paying him | The Sun
GUY Goma became a viral sensation when he was accidentally interviewed by BBC News live on air.
In an hilarious case of mistaken identity, he was present at the publicly funded corporation's headquarters for a job interview.
Guy, 54, was accidentally taken into the studio to be interviewed live by Karen Bowerman, in a chat which would make headlines around the world.
Despite his infamy, he's now revealed that he plans to sue the corporation as he says they haven't paid him since the highly-publicised segment.
There have been repeated screenings of the BBC News 24 interview over the last 17 years.
However, the computer technician admits he's received no remuneration by the BBC
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He told the Accidental Celebrities podcast series that he feels he deserves royalties for his services.
He was asked if the organisation ever got in contact with him, to which he replied: "I contacted them. They didn't answer me."
"They didn't give me a single penny. They have been using it for nearly 20 years with no penny to me.
He added: "When I see that they are paying people millions here and there, that clip made them richer."
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Guy initially applied for a position in the IT Department as data support cleanser and was invited for an interview.
Technology expert Guy Kewney, 63, was initially booked to discuss the legal dispute between Apple computers and the Apple Corps record company on the channel.
Instead, the Congolese-French business studies graduate was ushered onto the set in what would become one of the most known BBC bloopers ever.
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