BBC Radio 5 Live host Rachel Burden was left entirely red-faced this morning as she slipped up live on air.
She, along with her colleague Nicky Campbell, were discussing the National Probation Service and its decision to supervise all offenders in England and Wales this morning.
But she went on to inadvertently let a phrase slip out in the midst of her conversation.
Speaking to Home Affairs correspondent Danny Shaw on the show this morning, she explained: “Chris Grayling seems to have been in charge of various departmental gaffes, f**k ups, mismanagement, controversies, and yet he’s still there in cabinet.”
Both presenters went on with the conversation, apparently unaware of what she had uttered during the chat.
Just before 7am this morning Rachel was apparently informed of her mistake, and went on to apologise for her blunder.
She announced: “By the way, I think a bad word may have slipped out, although that wasn’t the intention.
“It wasn’t what I’d thought I said. So, I apologise if anybody heard bad language earlier on.”
She added: ”That wasn’t what was supposed to happen.”
Nicky went on to suggest it may have happened “kind of unconsciously”.
To which she replied: “I don’t know, but anyway, let’s not get into it.
“I thought I’d said something else, but never mind.”
Nicky went on to reassure his colleague, adding: “I didn’t notice it because I just thought we were chatting like we normally chat.”
Rachel agreed: “Well yeah, exactly. Anyway, apologies to anyone who was offended.”
The duo were discussing their “twenties takeover” segment when Rachel’s gaffe occurred.
The segment in question focusses on “people aged 20 to 29 at the top of the news agenda” on the BBC show.
Recently BBC Radio 1 host Greg James gave his support for Chris Evans shaping up BBC Radio 2 and Virgin Radio.
He told Express.co.uk: “Chris Evans is a radio legend.
“He has always decided to go and do his own thing and decided he’d done all he could on Radio 2.”
BBC Radio 5 Live’s Breakfast show airs weekdays at 6am.
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