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Bbc D-day Broadcast Captures Explicit Hot-mic Moment

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BBC D-Day broadcast interrupted by explicit remark

A BBC D-Day 80th anniversary broadcast was interrupted by an explicit remark on Wednesday, 5 June.

Kirsty Young was presenting D-Day 80: Tribute to the Fallen, honouring the anniversary of the Normandy landings, when a person could be heard saying "French arseholes" off camera before the broadcast cut to images of a military band.

The programme featured a tribute to the fallen from Bayeux War Cemetery and Southsea Common, Portsmouth, with lighting displays, readings and music.

A BBC spokesperson said: “We sincerely apologise for an inappropriate comment that was captured during live coverage of the D-Day at 80 event in Bayeux. The programme is being edited and is temporarily unavailable on BBC iPlayer.”

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