Channel 4 in hot water after tweeting that Michael Bublé's son died of cancer 10 months ago

Channel 4 in hot water after tweeting that Michael Bublé's son died of cancer

Viewers have reacted angrily to an embarrassing slip-up made by Channel 4 on Twitter.

The broadcaster wrongly tweeted that Michael Bublé's son Noah had died of cancer last night.

The mistake happened during its annual Stand Up To Cancer charity special, during which Michael joined James Corden for a round of Carpool Karaoke.

During the segment, the singer spoke about how Noah had been diagnosed with cancer in 2016 at the age of three and how his family had dealt with the little boy's battle.

Noah is now in remission but after the interview, the broadcaster tweeted that Michael talking about "the death of his son from cancer" was "one of the most heartbreaking things we've ever watched".

Viewers call out Channel 4 after it tweets that Michael Bublé's son died of cancer

The tweet was deleted almost immediately but was spotted by some Twitter users who urged Channel 4 to take it down.

During the interview, Michael broke down in tears as he called Noah a hero for beating the illness.

"I became the strength to somehow pull us and lift us," he told James.

"When they got it out and chemo was done, I just fell. My wife picks me up.

"He is five years old now and I say to him Spider-Man is amazing but they are fake, they are not real. You are my hero, you are my superhero."