Kate Garraway and Richard Madeley have apologized to viewers after John Simpson swore TB live on Friday’s Good Morning Britain show.
The veteran foreign reporter / correspondent was interviewed on ITV’s morning show around 0650 BST.
John Simpson talks about his new book
Discussing his latest novel, the 76-year-old recalled his experience as a foreign correspondent in Beirut regarding the execution of a monk.
John Simpson used language filled with profanity, to which presenter Madeley said: “Obviously, we apologize to anyone who has been offended.”
Simpson said on the show that almost 80% of the events that have been discussed recently happened to him or to people close to him while working as foreign journalists. Simpson added that the main protagonist is “it’s me and it’s not.”
Good Morning Britain’s official Twitter account posted an excerpt from the interview, though it excluded the controversial word of abuse. Looked:
After Madeley asked if the manslaughter described in the book was based on real life, Simpson said, âIt was me in Beirut a few years ago and I was made to kneel down.
âA guy stuck a gun in the back of my neck and pulled the trigger and I thought my last moment had come.
“And then everyone laughed and I got up and rubbed my knees and thought, ‘I have to reaffirm myself here.’
“So I said to the guy who shot the pistol, or didn’t shoot the pistol, ‘Do you know what? You are a real [expletive]’. “
“You are fine John”
Simpson raised his hands and closed his mouth after realizing his mistake, and immediately apologized.
Garraway joked that she was “also in trouble now for saying that on breakfast television”.
She added, âWe will not give you a mock execution. You’re fine John, you’re fine. She also apologized to viewers.