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Swedish state broadcaster SVT is in hot water after accidently broadcasting some sizzling Czech rumpy-pumpy as a backdrop to Saturday's midnight news, rather than the normal "output of other news channels", the BBC reports.

The "highly embarrassing and unfortunate" blunder occured on just one monitor, and only for 30 seconds before a panic-striken producer ran and switched channels, but that was enough for the Swedish tabloids which have predictably changed the show's name from Rapport to Rapporn.

The explanation for the outrage is simple: workers had changed channels on a monitor which normally "shows the output of other news channels" to watch a "sports event" on Canal Plus. They subsequently forgot to change it back, and after midnight viewers were treated to another kind of sports event when the channel switched to XXX content.

Unsuprisingly, for a country where the population seems to spend all of its time either looking at or indulging in sexual activity, not one viewer complained. Nonetheless, a shame-faced Per Yng of SVT declared: "It must not happen again."

Likewise, hourly news update supremo Magnus Akerlund admitted he was "shocked and dismayed" at the incident. "It's a huge blunder by us," he confessed. ®

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