Victoria Derbyshire suffers unfortunate slip of the tongue when pronouncing Jeremy Hunt's name on live TV

Greg Evans
Monday 10 June 2019 10:45

Foreign secretary and Tory leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt is no stranger to having his name mispronounced on live TV or radio.

Due to his short, one-syllable surname sounding very similar to a strong profanity, the c-word has accidentally been uttered on more than one occasion by broadcasters over the years.

However, we're not sure that it has ever been said on BBC News, especially during the Victoria Derbyshire Show, one of the Beeb's primary shows that goes in-depth to the biggest discussions of the day.

During a debate on the Tory leadership campaign, Derbyshire mentioned Hunt's name but the whole thing went awry, leading to some embarrassment and apologises on her behalf.

Talking to fellow Tory MP Steve Brine, she said:

Steve Brine, you say that the man you are backing, Jeremy C***...

I'm so sorry, Jeremy Hunt. I've never said that before in my life.

It's usually men that say that so I really, really want to apologise. I'm sorry.

Unfortunately for Derbyshire, the internet was quick to pounce on the clip and it is currently doing the rounds on social media, so if you don't like said word we suggest you stop reading now.

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