Oh my word! Victoria Derbyshire’s four-letter Jeremy Hunt gaffe

Amber Rudd the Work and Pensions Secretary

Amber Rudd the Work and Pensions Secretary

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.

Victoria Derbyshire has fallen foul of the sweary slip-up that has been plaguing broadcasters discussing Jeremy Hunt.

Ms Derbyshire, 50, said she was especially embarrassed because it was usually men who made the mistake.

She quickly realised her mistake, saying: "I've never said that before in my life".

VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE apologised after accidentally mispronouncing Jeremy Hunt's surname as 'c***'.

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

He later apologised, saying he "got into an bad tangle" and explained he mixed up the words "Hunt" and "Culture". That's what was in my head - appreciate it didn't come out like that.

According to Mr Goodwill, Jeremy Hunt aims to renegotiate a better deal, making changes to the controversial Irish backstop, that would win the backing of MPs.

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 past year.

It is not the first time a BBC presenter has been embarrassed by the Foreign Secretary's name - with two of the most famous ones happening on BBC Radio 4.

Sky News presenter Jon Craig has also replaced the H in Hunt with a C during a live broadcast.

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