BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid apologised to millions of viewers today after a technician blurted out “What the f*ck is that?” live on air.
The star and co-host Charlie Stayt were introducing a guest shortly before 9am when the off-camera outburst was accidentally broadcast.
The presenters were seemingly unaware of the gaffe and carried on interviewing BBC concert orchestra performer John Wilson.
But Susanna later apologised for the “unfortunate” language and blamed a microphone not being turned off for the blunder.
She said: “Now a little earlier on in the programme we realise that there was a technical error and a microphone may have been open and unfortunate language may have been broadcast in the programme.
“If you heard that this morning we do make an apology for that. Unfortunately people who presume that their microphone is closed may talk a little bit more freely than they should.
“So apologies if you were offended by that and we are just going to look into correcting that technical problem and make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”