Victoria Derbyshire becomes latest to blunder over Jeremy Hunt’s name

Brunilde Fioravanti
Июня 12, 2019

The mistake came as Victoria Derbyshire took part in a debate about who should be the new Tory leader.

Speaking about the race to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister, she said: "Steve Brine, you say that the man you are backing, Jeremy C**t, I'm so sorry, Jeremy Hunt".

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Jeremy Hunt has launched his campaign to become the next leader of the Conservative Party and British prime minister.

Like several others before her, she called him "Jeremy C***" instead of "Jeremy Hunt".

It is not the first time a BBC presenter has been embarrassed by the foreign secretary's name.

Victoria Derbyshire airs daily on BBC TWO at 10am.

"It's usually men who say that so I really really want to apologise".

James Naughtie made the error in 2010 when Mr Hunt was culture secretary, and Justin Webb tripped up last June when he was health and social care secretary.

"You say he is the right man to negotiate some kind of withdrawal deal and get it through parliament, as well as negotiating with the European Union".

Andrew Marr fell victim to the same tongue twister in 2010.

Today programme presenter Justin Webb made a similar mistake in 2018, and former BBC China Carrie Gracie also referred to Hunt as "C**t" on television previous year.

Sky News presenter John Craig has mispronounced Hunt's name in the same unfortunate way on live TV a couple of times.

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