It's been a week of mixed fortunes for foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt.

He finished second in the first round of votes for the next Tory leader but was also called a 'c**t' by Victoria Derbyshire live on BBC News, so yeah, not a completely successful week for him.

That unfortunate moment by Derbyshire on Monday became an instant viral hit and it reminded many that this is far from the first time that the MP has been on the receiving end of this undignified slip-of-the-tongue, with presenters from Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky News all falling foul of this mishap.

Hunt has now finally had enough of this and told broadcasters to stop using the c-bomb when saying his name as he has had to put up with it all his life.

Talking to the Telegraph he said:

I'm used to it. I had this when I was at school. Personally, I think people should just grow up and get over the fact that my last name rhymes with a rather unpleasant word.

It remains to be seen if Hunt's request will be adhered to or if it will fall on deaf ears but there is no denying that it gave more than a few people a few giggles.

Still, if he has had to put up with this all his life and we doubt any of the presenters who said the word have actually apologised directly to him, maybe we can feel just the slightest bit sorry for him but only slightly...

HT Daily Mail

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