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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
  Guy Goma BBC Interview
bbc interviewI know this isn't art, but it's funny..
A few days ago a guy went into the BBC for a job interview and found himself being interviewed live on a worldwide broadcast. The funny thing is it was the wrong "Guy".
The BBC presenter thought she was interviewing "Guy Kewney" of newswireless.net, but she was really talking to "Guy Goma" who was looking to be interviewed for a job with the BBC.
Guy Goma had only been learning English for the past 4 years and did the best he could in the challenging situation. He was interviewed as "Guy Kewney" and happily answered whatever difficult questions were thrown at him by the presenter, Karen Bowerman.

Here's what he said about the incident..
"It all happened so fast. I had just signed my name when someone said 'follow me'.
He was walking so fast I had to jog to keep up. He led me into a room and this lady tried to put some make-up on me. I thought it was all part of the job interview.
When realizeded I was already on air, what could I do? I just tried to answer the questions and stay calm."

See the video of it here.
There's more about it here.. and the BBC brought him back on air a few days later here.
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BgArt News Blog Comments:
Oh, the look on his face, it's priceless. lol
If they don't give him the job, I suppose he can always sue them for the stress he was put through.
 
He deserves a job simply for not embarrassing them on-air, but bravely attempting to provide some sort of answer!
 
Poor guy....yeah, the look on his face is priceless! I'd sue, if they didn't give him a job ;)
 
I just would like clear some points that have been around regarding this guy (Guy Goma)

Mr Goma is a Business Studies graduate, from the Congo, and he was there in reception because he was applying for a high level IT job with the BBC.

And he wasn't there to pick up a fare, because he's not a cabbie(some people try to suggest this around the net).

Apparently the unflappable Mr Goma assumed the whole thing was some kind of initiation prank. His own speciality is data cleansing, and (my source inside the Beeb tells me) was "a little upset that nobody asked him about his data cleansing expertise."
there are webpages to like with information about Mr Goma http://www.guygoma.com or others like http://www.cafepress.com/guygoma
that trying to sell Mr Goma's T-Shirts that they not helping at all in he comitment to find a serious.

PLEASE no forget he's a professional no a comedian looking for a job
 
I would of thought the BBC would of gave Guy Goma a job out of sympathy.. or at least because of the fear of being sued.
In America the court case would have started already!
 
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