A VETERAN BBC radio host has committed the ultimate broadcasters faux pas after he accidentally uttered the C-word - instead of a minister's surname.Listen here (via Tim Blair):
James Naughtie committed the Monday morning error as he introduced a guest on Radio 4's highbrow current affairs show Today.
He was supposed to say: “First up after the news we will be talking to Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary.”
Instead, Mr Naughtie perpetrated a very unfortunate Spoonerism - swapping around the initial letters of two of the words.
“First up after the news we will be talking to Jeremy C***,” he announced, then fell into an appalled silence.
After a pause he added: “ … Hunt, the Culture Secretary ... about [coughs] broadband” before falling silent once more.
A discomposed Mr Naughtie made an attempt to smooth over his disaster as he gave the introductory summary of the news headlines, but his voice was distorted several times by a strange choking noise.
“Bad coughing fit,” he explained, after he managed to give the name of the newsreader.
Monday, December 06, 2010
'First Up After the News We Will be Talking to Jeremy C***'
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