Jeremy Hunt tells people to stop using the ‘c-word’ instead of his name
- Credit: PA Wire/PA Images
Jeremy Hunt has told broadcasters to 'grow up' and refrain from pronouncing his surname using its rhyming expletive.
The foreign secretary's name has been mistakenly replaced with the c-word by journalists on both television and radio on numerous occasions.
But in an interview the Tory leadership hopeful was less convinced that it was a mistake, telling people to "grow up".
He was speaking to the Telegraph's Brexit podcast when he said was often called "Jeremy C***" at school.
"I'm used to it. I had this when I was at school. Personally I think people should just grow up and get over the fact that my last name rhymes with a rather unpleasant word," he said.
You may also want to watch:
Most recently BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire, addressing Tory MP Steve Brine during her own weekday news and current affairs programme, said: "You say the man you are backing, Jeremy C***... I'm so sorry, Jeremy Hunt".
She issued a swift apology on air, saying: "I've never said that before in my life. It's normally men who say that so I really, really want to apologise."
- 1 Brexiteer Prue Leith quits Tory Party after government votes down motion to protect UK food standards
- 2 Public slams Brexit Party tweet which shames Tory MPs who voted against free school meals
- 3 Piers Morgan must expose the government's Brexit betrayal
- 4 Peers set to remove law-breaking sections of Boris Johnson's Brexit bill
- 5 Group in protest against Tory MPs who voted down free school meals targets offices with empty plates
- 6 Tory minister blames journalists for NHS Test and Trace failure as he defends Dido Harding
- 7 Michel Barnier postpones Brussels return as Brexit trade talks in London continue
- 8 Dido Harding is struggling to defend the indefensible
- 9 Boris Johnson and Priti Patel urged to end 'attacks' on lawyers in letter by 800 legal professionals
- 10 Brexit shambles: A stress of our own making
It occurred during a four-way debate over who should take over the leadership of the Conservative party.
However, her mistake comes after presenters on Sky News, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Radio 4 have all fallen foul to the error.
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.