Sky News reporter’s on-air gaffe as she mispronounces MP Jeremy Hunt as ‘c**t’

A Sky News presenter hilariously mispronounced Conservative MP Jeremy Hunt's name on live TV, and the clip has now gone viral.

Sophy Ridge was discussing Hunt as a possible successor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson in light of this evening's confidence vote and accidentally dropped a c-bomb.

Ridge said: "[There are] two figures who are significant, Jeremy C*nt because he's a potential leadership candidate…"

After the swear, Ridge continued presenting the programme as if nothing had happened.

The clip has since been shared by several accounts on Twitter, with many seeing the funny side of the on-air gaffe.

Broadcaster Scott Ryan wrote: "Oh GOD Sky News just said 'Jeremy C**t' and the presenter didn’t even notice."

Someone else wrote "can’t fault the subtitles", sharing a still from the show with "c**t" subtitled in full at the bottom.

Another person said: "I was watching and thought she said it but wasn't sure. She really emphasized it too!"

Referring to Cabinet Minister Nadine Dorries criticising Hunt earlier today for saying he would be "voting for change", a fourth Twitter user joked: "Nadine thinks it, but Sophy actually said it!"

A fifth person said: "Hahah that’s FULL blown c-bomb too. That’s the best we’ve ever had."

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However, this isn't the first time that a broadcaster has accidentally referred to Hunt by the c-word.

In fact, a compilation video uploaded to YouTube in 2019 shows eight further examples from repeat offenders Sky News as well as BBC's Question Time, BBC News and Radio 4 among others.

There's a chance that it will happen again, too, given that we may be hearing Hunt's name more and more following the result of tonight's vote.

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Johnson survived the Tory rebellion with 211 to 148 votes – equating to just 59% of Conservative MPs being in favour of Johnson, and 41% against.

Theresa May was backed by more (68%) of her MPs in her confidence vote in 2018 but was gone within six months.

It waits to be seen whether Johnson will suffer a similar fate, but if he does Hunt may once again launch a campaign to become leader following his unsuccessful effort in 2019.

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