Dick Van Dyke has apologised for his accent in Mary Poppins.
The 91-year-old actor, who played Bert in the movie, will receive the BAFTA Britannia Award for Excellence in Television.
Responding to the honour, Van Dyke said: “I appreciate this opportunity to apologise to the members of BAFTA for inflicting on them the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema.”
BAFTA Los Angeles chief executive Chantal Rickards replied, “We look forward to his acceptance speech in whatever accent he chooses on the night,” as Digital Spy reports. “We have no doubt it will be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”