BBC Radio 2 breakfast show presenter Chris Evans has apologised after saying his team was ‘on fire’ just before a news bulletin began with an update on the Grenfell tragedy in west London.
Ahead of the 9am news this morning (Thursday), Chris read out a message from ‘one of the bosses’, praising his production team. He used the term “on fire” twice, before launching in to the news jingle. Moira Stuart began the bulletin with news that the number of people killed in this week’s fire at the Grenfell tower in North Kensington was expected to rise beyond 12.
After the news, Chris returned to say sorry. “Can I just apologise for my inappropriate choice of words before the news there. I’m really sorry about that. I should have said ‘on form’,” he said.
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