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BBC apologises for F-word on Radio 4

The BBC has issued an apology after a guest used an expletive during a newspaper review on Radio 4.

Comedian Mike McShane uttered the F-word just before 10am yesterday morning (Sunday) on the show Broadcasting House, live from the Edinburgh Festival.

He said: “The thing about race in America is that black folks have always known more about white folks than white folks have known about black folks because black folks were cleaning their f****** houses.”

McShane – known to UK audiences as a regular on improvisation show Who’s Line Is It Anyway – was quick to apologise for his language, and the show’s host Paddy O’Connell seconded the apology.

A BBC spokesman said: “In a live broadcast on BH American comedian Mike McShane let slip a swear word. He immediately apologised, as did presenter Paddy O’ Connell. We apologise for any offence caused.”

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