The BBC was forced to apologise after Bradley Walsh repeatedly dropped the F-bomb during his hosting debut on game show Blankety Blank, it has been reported.
The 60-year-old apparently got over-excited during filming of the BBC Christmas Special, that he kept blurting out ‘f*****g hell’.
He reportedly swore again when comedian Jimmy Carr made fun of his jokes.
‘We can’t get anyone back. The other presenters are all f*****g dead,’ Bradley said, according to The Sun.
It is understood that The Chase presenter also joked that one of the player’s surnames – Blower – was ideal for ‘sex education’.
The game show’s warm-up act, Stuart Holdham, was forced to apologise ‘on behalf of the BBC’ to the virtual live audience.
The comedy quiz game first landed on our screens in 1979 with Sir Terry Wogan fronting the iconic series.
He was later replaced by Les Dawson, who took over the presenting duties between 1983 and 1990, while Paul O’Grady hosted the revival in 1997 as the drag queen Lily Savage.
In 2016, David Walliams also presented a Christmas Special on ITV.
The aim of the game saw a member of the public guess the missing word to a sentence, trying to replicate the same answer as six celebrity guests.
They would gain a point for each answer matched with the celebrities, and they would then go on to win a silver Blankety Blank cheque book and pen.
Over the years the show has pulled in a whole host of familiar faces, including Michael Barrymore, Declan Donnelly, Dame Barbara Windsor and Denise Welch.
Even Sir Tom Moore, who rose to fame during the pandemic after raising more than £32 million for the NHS, appeared on the show for it’s Christmas special in 1983.
Although he didn’t win, he fondly recalled the experience during a recent episode of Good Morning Britain, where he was joined via video call by the actress and singer Ruth Madoc.
‘We met on Blankety Blank many years go. Well, haven’t you done well. It’s wonderful what you’ve done. Many congratulations to you on your 100th birthday,’ she said when joining in on his celebrations.
‘No wonder you saved the notepad and pen from it because it was very special.’
Metro.co.uk has reached out to the BBC and Bradley’s rep for further comment.
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