BBC Radio 5 Live host Rachel Burden has apologised after she by accident swore live on breakfast radio.
The broadcaster and her co-presenter Nicky Campbell have been discussing former justice secretary Chris Grayling when she made the slip.
They have been speaking a couple of determination for the Nationwide Probation Service to oversee all offenders in England and Wales, reversing a part-privatisation determination made by Grayling in 2014.
Burden, chatting with dwelling affairs correspondent Danny Shaw on Thursday’s present, mentioned: “Chris Grayling seems to have been in charge of various departmental gaffes, f***-ups, mismanagement, controversies, and yet he’s still there in cabinet.”
The dialogue continued with the presenters apparently unaware.
It passed off throughout a “twenties takeover” wherein “people aged 20 to 29 are at the top of the news agenda” on the BBC present.
Alerted to her mistake, Burden apologised simply earlier than 7am.
“By the way, I think a bad word may have slipped out, although that wasn’t the intention. It wasn’t what I’d thought I said,” she mentioned.
“So, I apologise if anybody heard bad language earlier on. That wasn’t what was supposed to happen.”
Campbell requested Burden if it had occurred “kind of unconsciously”.
“I don’t know, but anyway, let’s not get into it,” she replied.
“I thought I’d said something else, but never mind.”
Campbell added: “I didn’t notice it because I just thought we were chatting like we normally chat.”
Burden replied: “Well yeah, exactly. Anyway, apologies to anyone who was offended.”