Listen: James Naughtie’s slip of the tongue

The Radio 4 presenter bravely smashes the taboo around the use of the “c-word” on live radio.

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The Today programme's thousands of listeners had an amusing start to the day when James Naughtie tried to introduce "Jeremy Hunt, Culture Secretary", and ended up calling him . . . something else. Certainly not the kind of language you expect to hear before the, er, 8am watershed.

Luckily, the minister saw the funny side, tweeting: "They say prepare for anything before going on Today but that took the biscuit . . . I was laughing as much as u Jim or shld I say Dr Spooner."

You can listen to it below. Warning: strong language.

 

 

 

UPDATE: Here's Andrew Marr, repeating the mistake just a few hours later.

 

Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman.