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6 December 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:06am

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.

By Samira Shackle

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.

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