BBC presenter Dan Walker suffered an unfortunate slip of the tongue this week, accidentally uttering the c-word live on air.
The incident occurred during BBC Breakfast on Tuesday morning (September 26), with Walker introducing a segment by saying: “Now, what better way to gain an understanding of a community than to immerse yourself in their c**ture”.
After Walker corrected himself, co-host Naga Munchetty remarked: “That was a mixture of ‘country’ and ‘culture’, wasn’t it?”.
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Walker later responded to the incident on Twitter, joking: “Think I got away with it. Not sure anyone noticed”.
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) September 26, 2017
Think I got away with it. Not sure anyone noticed 😳😂😬 https://t.co/FE5YAEfXeV
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) September 27, 2017
Rival breakfast host Piers Morgan later chimed in, tweeting “Dear oh dear” and telling Walker to “think of the children”.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 27, 2017
It isn’t the first BBC broadcast blunder of the year. In August, viewers spotted a sex scene being shown on a computer screen in the background during a news segment about cricket.
Actress Anna Paquin later pointed out that it was a scene of hers. After it went viral, the clip came to the attention of Paquin, who recognised herself in the scene. “MY BREASTS!!” she tweeted, along with a link to an article about the incident. “SO FUNNY ON SO MANY LEVELS,” she added. The scene was from an episode of True Blood.