Wales looked flabbergasted, and immediately went into his computer, apparently to check and then amend the mistake. He, or someone else with the authority to do so, has amended the article to reflect this morning's exchange:
At the top is a box with a padlock and these words:
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According to the Wikipedia archives, the revision with the error about Bernard Fanning was posted on 27 February this year by user 126.96.36.199, all except one of whose contributions (which are listed here) relate to media personalities and were posted on the same day.
Who is 188.8.131.52? Someone with connections to the Sunday program?
As for Jimbo Wales, it'll be a long time before he agrees to be interviewed by someone without checking their Wikipedia entry.
Oh, and just to put myself at ease, I've checked to see if there's a Wikipedia entry about me. There isn't (which is what I expected), though I have several namesakes with entries: they can be distinguished from each other by applying the disambiguation guidelines, one of Wikipedia's more worthwhile innovations.