This morning, actress and comedian Miriam Margoyles stunned BBC Radio 4 listeners by revealing what she’really wanted to say’ to incoming Chancellor Jeremy Hunt.
Hunt had been questioned by journalist Justin Webb on the Today programme prior to Margolyes regarding the government’s new economic strategy.
The comedian was on the program to discuss the death of Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane.
But Margolyes deviated slightly and chose to voice her opinion regarding the incoming Chancellor.
When I saw him there, I only remarked, “You’ve got a great job; best of luck,” but what I actually wanted to say was, “F*** you, you jerk!”
Webb attempted to interrupt the comedian when he realized the direction of the conversation, saying, “Oh no, you cannot say that.”
Now, we must ask you to leave the studio.
The show immediately transitioned to the sports portion.
Claire Balding, before to discussing the Rugby League World Cup, stated, “I am just healing from Miriam Margolyes.”
Webb was forced to give an apology shortly after the gaffe, telling listeners after the sports segment: ‘When I watched Rugby on BT Sport, they always issued an apology when offensive language was broadcast during the scrum. We apologize if you heard a word that you weren’t supposed to hear earlier. However, the remainder of the interview with Mirabella Margolyes was excellent…’