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CNN’s Early Start Dials Wrong Number, Wakes Up Confused Man And Tells Him It’s The FBI

Comedian Chuck Nice was scheduled to be a phone guest on CNN’s Early Start Monday morning at 6:40 as part of the “Wake ‘Em Up” segment. But the show dialed the wrong number, and instead woke up a random man with a Spanish accent. Host Ashleigh Banfield, not realizing it wasn’t Chuck Nice after he said “hello” twice, greeted him with, “Chuck, this is the FBI calling.”

“No,” the man said, before hanging up.

“This is somebody else,” co-host Zoraida Sambolin said.

Banfield, somewhere between horrified and hysterical, got up from the desk, laughing, telling Sambolin, “You handle this one.” She eventually returned to her chair:

“Poor guy has no idea he was just on CNN.”

Watch the clip below, courtesy of CNN:

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