A Sky News presenter hilariously mispronounced Tory MP Jeremy Hunt’s name on live TV, and the clip has now gone viral.
Sophy Ridge was discussing Hunt as a possible successor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson in light of tonight’s confidence vote and accidentally dropped a bombshell c.
Ridge said: “[There are] two important people, Jeremy C*nt because he’s a potential leadership candidate…”
After the swearing, Ridge continued to present the program as if nothing had happened.
The clip has since been shared by multiple accounts on Twitter, with many seeing the fun side of the on-air gaffe.
Broadcaster Scott Ryan wrote: “Oh GOD Sky News just said ‘Jeremy C**t’ and the presenter didn’t even notice.”
Someone else wrote “can’t fault the captions,” sharing a photo from the show with the full captioned “c**t” at the bottom.
Another person said, “I was looking and thought she said it, but I wasn’t sure. She really pointed it out too!”
Referring to Cabinet Minister Nadine Dorries criticizing Hunt earlier today for saying he would ‘vote for change’, a fourth Twitter user joked: ‘Nadine means it, but Sophy really said it!’
A fifth person said, “Hahah, that’s a FULLY blown C-bomb too. That’s the best we’ve ever had.”
However, this isn’t the first time a broadcaster has accidentally referred to Hunt by the c-word.
In fact, a compilation video uploaded to YouTube in 2019 shows eight more examples of Sky News repeat offenders as well as BBC Question Time, BBC News and Radio 4, among others.
There’s a chance that could happen again too, given that we may hear Hunt’s name more and more after the outcome of tonight’s vote.
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Johnson survived the Tory rebellion with 211 votes to 148, which equates to just 59% of Tory MPs in favor of Johnson and 41% against.
Theresa May was backed by more (68%) of her MPs in her vote of confidence in 2018, but disappeared within six months.
He is waiting to see if Johnson suffers a similar fate, but if he does, Hunt could once again launch a campaign to become leader after his failed efforts in 2019.