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Watch: Sky News Sophy Ridge calls Jeremy Hunt 'C***' and does not even correct mistake
The news broadcaster was discussing which prominent Conservative MPs were expecting to lobby against Prime Minster Boris Johnson in the vote of no confidence when she referenced the former Foreign Secretary and mispronounced his surname as a four letter expletive.
Ridge said: "Two figures who are significant, Jeremy C*** because he's a potential leadership candidate."
There was no indication that she was aware of her slip-up as she did not even pause and did not correct her mistake.
The report moved swiftly on to a discussion with Political Correspondent Ali Fortescue and no correction or apology was made to the obscenity being used on air.
The C Word slip up in relation to Hunt, currently the Chair of the Health and Social Collect Committee, is now a common curse among newscasters.
In 2010 BBC Radio 4 host James Naughtie called the then culture secretary "Jeremy C**t" live on The Today Programme.
He later apologised, saying he “got into an awful tangle” and explained he mixed up the words 'Hunt' and 'Culture'.
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***” on television last year.
In 2019 BBC Radio 5 Live host Nicky Campbell was reporting on Donald Trump’s arrival in the UK and describing the public figures waiting at Stanstead Airport to meet the then US president as he disembarked Air Force One, when he made the mistake in referencing the then Foreign Secretary.
Campbell said: "He’s going to be meeting Mr Ben Julian Harrington, Chief Constable of Essex Police, who’s standing just behind Jeremy C***… Jeremy Hunt."
Shortly afterwards the presenter posted a tweet of “No comment.”
And Victoria Derbyshire made the error on ther BBC show later that same year.
Addressing Tory MP Steve Brine, she said: "You say the man you are backing, Jeremy C*** ... I'm so sorry, Jeremy Hunt.”
Sky News presenter John Craig has mispronounced Hunt’s name in the same unfortunate way on live TV more than once.
Other broadcasters to have made the same slip over Hunt’s surname include the Sky News health and science correspondent Thomas Moore, the BBC political journalist Ellie Price and the Sky anchor Claudia-Liza Armah.