England’s 1966 World Cup winning keeper passed away overnight aged 81.
Announcing the news on Sky, Boulton fluffed his lines and told viewers the ex-Chancellor had died.
Boulton said: “He was of course part of England’s one and only World Cup…”
He the interrupted himself, gave a wry smile, and said: “Gordon Banks, I’m sorry”.
Banks made 510 league appearances for Chesterfield, Leicester and Stoke and won 73 senior international caps.
He was one of the stars of England's famous 1966 World Cup triumph.
Regarded as one of the game's greatest in his position, Banks was named FIFA goalkeeper of the year six times and earned 73 caps for his country.
He will always be fondly remembered for the wonder save he made to deny Brazil superstar Pele during the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.
Born in Sheffield, he won the League Cup with Stoke and Leicester.
Banks lost the sight in his right eye after being injured in a road accident in 1972 and retired at the age of 34 the following year, although he later returned briefly to the game in America.
His family said: "It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight.
"We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him."
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