Turnbull slips up when attempting to say the word 'clients'
BBC Breakfast‘s Bill Turnbull accidentally dropped the “c-bomb” live on air this morning (July 21).
While reading out an email from a viewer during a segment on cancer diagnosis, the presenter accidentally said the word “c*nts” instead of “clients” before quickly correcting himself. Although Turnbull and co-presenter Naga Munchetty chose not to draw attention to his embarrassing gaffe, many viewers took to Twitter and Facebook to discuss the slip-up and a clip has already been uploaded to YouTube. Check it out below.
Turnbull has yet to respond to his slip-up, but a BBC spokesperson said: “Bill unintentionally stumbled over his words and we apologise if any offence was caused.”
Turnbull isn’t the first BBC presenter in recent memory to drop a “c-bomb” live on air. In 2010, BBC Radio 4’s James Naughtie famously referred to then culture secretary Jeremy Hunt as “Jeremy C**t”, while earlier this year BBC News reporter Norman Smith appeared to use the expression “personality c*nt” instead of “personality cult” in a segment about Ukip leader Nigel Farage. Watch a video of Smith’s apparent slip-up below.