The BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull had viewers spitting out their cornflakes this morning after swearing live on air.
Turnbull made the gaffe whilst reading out an email from a viewer, which was meant to read “He was meant to say: ‘I regularly speak to clients about illness and pass the knowledge onto other clients as well.”
Instead the 59-year-old TV personality, who was educated at Eton College, fluffed his lines, accidently saying that he regularly passes knowledge onto other ‘c***s’ as well.
After realising his error, Turnbull managed to recover from his early morning swearing, but not before the internet could record it for posterity.
A BBC spokesperson said: “Bill unintentionally stumbled over his words and we apologise if any offence was caused.”
It's not the first time a BBC presenter has used the word during a live broadcast. In December 2010, Today presenter James Naughtie employed the spoonerism when talking about Jeremy Hunt.Reuse content