Weatherman Drops The C-Word On Live T.V., Miraculously Doesn’t Die Of Embarrassment
9:26 am, February 20th | by Amy Tennery
I’m fairly certain that BBC weather forecaster Alex Deakin didn’t actually intend to say the c-word live on the air Saturday night. Of course, how exactly the word “c***” slipped out remains a mystery.
Deakin, who, despite dropping an offensive slur live on national television, actually has a lot of my sympathy, was just trying to do the weather report over the weekend. And he seemed delighted to share some good news: it was going to be “a lovely winter’s day” on Sunday, he noted, with “bucket loads of c***!”
In fact, Deakin had intended to say “bucket loads of sunshine,” which is way less horrifying of a forecast. And you know what they say, “sunshine,” “c***,” potato, potaholycrap.
Of course, it’s a credit to his professionalism that he kept going with the forecast, rather than doing the natural thing: dropping into a full-fetal position, weeping, and counting his good fortune that next to no one watches the weather report on a Saturday night.
Deakin later took to Twitter, as the Daily Mail discovered, referring to his gaffe as a “P45″ worthy moment, a British slang equivalent of a “pink slip” offense.
As of this morning, however, Deakin’s Twitter account still said he worked at the BBC (and his feed was still buzzing with weather-related news) so it would appear that he’s remained in the biz. Indeed, the c*** also rises.
Check out the (uncensored!) moment here: