A business news anchor in the United Kingdom dropped the F-bomb live on air, and immediately apologized for his "Kenneth Tynan moment" both on TV and on later on Twitter.
Sky News anchor Ian King was about to introduce his American guest, Michelle Meyer, for a segment on U.S. interest rates. Meyer is an economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
"Growth of 2.3 percent in the second quarter was still pretty tepid wasn't it?" King asked to start off the discussion.
But that's when the interview took a turn for the worse, as reported by the Huffington Post.
"F***!" King suddenly shouted, just before Meyer responded.
Seconds later, King spoke up again: "I must apologize. I said a rude word. One of my [microphone] leads fell out."
See the unfortunate live TV moment below:
King later took to Twitter to apologize for the incident, tweeting, "Many apologies to anyone who was offended by my Kenneth Tynan moment earlier this evening. Sorry."
Many apologies to anyone who was offended by my Kenneth Tynan moment earlier this evening. Sorry.— Ian King (@IanKingSky) July 30, 2015
King was referencing a moment on British TV from 1965 in which theater critic Kenneth Tynan also dropped the f-bomb, resulting in an apology from the BBC, four separate actions taken by the British parliament and a letter to the queen, the Guardian reported.
(H/T: Huffington Post)
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