As the country considers its future in the aftermath of the 2017 general election, Jeremy Hunt suffered at the hands of two newsreaders who accidentally called him ‘Jeremy C**t’ live on air.
The expletive mishaps came as the media reacted to Theresa May’s cabinet re-shuffle, which saw Hunt controversially re-appointed to remain as Health Secretary.
On Sky News, the sentence “it looks like Jeremy Hunt is going to be coming out with that NHS pin on his jacket,” with his surname replaced with the ‘C word’.
— Lee Morris (@1leemorris) June 11, 2017
Meanwhile, the BBC’s Ellie Price told viewers: “Yeah, we’re waiting to hear from Jeremy c***,” before correcting herself “Jeremy Hunt indeed.”
What makes this even more brilliant is the fact that its intentional. https://t.co/tyNf3MRMmz
— – (@LFC_NEW5) June 11, 2017
The people of Twitter then took online to react:
Or as the BBCs Ellie Price more aptly named him live on air – Jeremy C**t!
— 💡Sal-Robin 🧘♀️💡 (@Sal_Robins) June 12, 2017
— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) June 11, 2017
I prefer his other name by 2 Diff reporters live Freudian slip? Jeremy C**t
— Peekie (MOP) 📱+🚗=☠ (@PeekieCaz) June 12, 2017
Every journalist 100% calls him jeremy cunt off air. https://t.co/XtinUyigIJ
— Gareth Jones, Godzilla's assistant (@paulm661) June 11, 2017
Jeremy C**t….that isn't a mistake…https://t.co/0BubDESFnb
— 🇪🇺🕊️ 🇩🇦🇻🇮🇩 🦅🇪🇺 (@AMIAFAD) June 11, 2017
— Vladimir Farage 🇪🇺 🤥 & VOTE TACTICALLY #GTTO🖕 (@VladimirFarage) June 11, 2017
This whole Jeremy Cunt/Hunt thing is very childish and – given his and the Tories' ruthless dismantling of the NHS – entirely appropriate. https://t.co/SZmLdVPpoy
— Nick Norton 🕷️ (@OnlyForKoolKids) June 11, 2017
News reporters are clearly saying "Jeremy Cunt" on purpose at this point for a laugh. The one on Sky News doesn't give a fuck. I love it. pic.twitter.com/1zeFzJ1AxV
— Andy (@alreadytaken74) June 11, 2017
Prime Minister May currently finds herself clinging to power after her snap election bid for a majority backfired and her party lost seats in Labour made surprising gains – resulting in a hung Parliament.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn lead the calls from critics for May to resign, before she vowed to form a Government with the DUP – leading to widespread criticism due to their controversial views on homosexuality, abortion and climate change.
Corbyn meanwhile, has vowed to continue to fight for power, claiming that Labour are ‘ready to lead and govern’. Many are predicting that their could be another general election as soon as October.