'Martin' Smith tells Paddy Ashdown: My name's Norman
21 January 2014 Last updated at 11:38 GMT
The BBC News channel's chief political correspondent waited until the end of a live interview to tell Paddy Ashdown that he had been calling him by the wrong name.
The former Liberal Democrat leader had used the name "Martin" for Norman Smith several times, as they looked at the party's problems over the Lord Rennard allegations.
But as he handed back to the studio, the BBC correspondent said: "No offence, my name's Norman".