Jeremy Hunt tells people to stop using the 'c-word' instead of his name
PUBLISHED: 13:51 14 June 2019 | UPDATED: 13:51 14 June 2019
PA Wire/PA Images
Jeremy Hunt has told broadcasters to "grow up" and refrain from pronouncing his surname using its rhyming expletive.
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism
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.
You may also want to watch:
"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.
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."
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.Become a supporter