The 59-year-old former Strictly Come Dancing favourite was trying to pass listeners over to the travel reporter when she fell victim to a blunder.
“He’s still working hard for us, finding out what’s happening on the roads, it’s Michael Page,” she announced.
When a silence followed, Debbie McGee piped up: “Oh, hello Michael? Michael?
“Are you there Michael?” she asked, sounding confused.
“Michael hopefully will be here in a second to find out what’s happening on the roads —“ she added, trying to recover.
Then, Michael chimed in: “Hello, can you hear me?”
“Oh! We can hear you near!” Debbie exclaimed, clearly received.
“I think there’s a little gremlin there; it’s Halloween, you know, coming up. I think one of those ghouls got you!” she laughed.
The presenter chuckled, thanking Debbie for the introduction before soldiering on with the travel updates.
Debbie, who was married to magician Paul Daniels until his death in 2016, starred on Strictly Come Dancing last year, reaching the final with her professional partner Giovanni Pernice, 28.
This series, she has been backing Giovanni and his new partner Faye Tozer, 42, as they bid to impress the judges and viewers each week.
Debbie recently spoke out on controversial Strictly stars Seann Walsh and Katya Jones’ “awkward” dance, weeks after they were pictured kissing.
The duo, who were eliminated from the competition last night, danced a Quickstep with a guitar as a prop the previous week.
When one of her fellow panellists on The Telegraph’s Talking Strictly podcast said their body language was “awkward”, Debbie agreed: “It is very!
“I did laugh when they started the dance wth the guitar, because the guitar was between them like a barrier.”
However, the BBC Radio Berkshire presenter also urged Strictly fans to forget about the kiss, which sparked much heated debate about the stars in the weeks which followers.
“But hey ho, it is what it is,” she said. “Let’s move on everyone.”
The judges unanimously voted Seann and Katya off the show last night after they faced Graeme Swann, 39, and Oti Mabuse, 28, in the dance off.
Casting his vote, Bruno Tonioli, 62, announced: “Both of you were far from perfect I have to go to the couple who made me enjoy the evening more.”
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 7.05pm on BBC One.