Watch: Good Morning Britain presenters confused by Welsh minister saying Nadolig Llawen
Good Morning Britain presenters were a tad confused by a Welsh minister wishing them a Nadolig Llawen.
Kate Garraway and Richard Bacon looked rather perplexed after Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Government’s Economy Minister, wished them a Merry Christmas in the Welsh language.
Gething seemed amused by the incomprehension as he explained what the phrase means.
He was on the ITV show to discuss the Covid-19 restrictions being brought in by the Welsh Government.
At the end of the discussion, Richard Bacon said: “Thanks to Wales’ Economy Minister Vaughan Gething, thank you very much for joining us this morning”.
“Thank you, Nadolig Llawen,” Gething responded.
After a momentary silence from the hosts, Bacon replied: “Thank you…thank you, I assume that means happy Christmas, it’s a guess but probably”, as he looked to Garraway
She said: “Has he gone? I’m sorry, I’m afraid we don’t speak Welsh! What is it you just said to us?”
With a smile on his face, Gething said: “Yes, it means happy Christmas in Welsh”.
They then said “Merry Christmas”, to which Gething then replied with another Welsh phrase, “da iawn”.
“I can suddenly translate Welsh,” Bacon said.