Tuesday 25 October 2016

Eamonn Holmes forced to say sorry after interviewee lets F-word slip on live TV

Published 02/09/2016 | 10:17

Eamonn Homes. Photo: PA
Eamonn Homes. Photo: PA
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty swore during a live interview on ITV's This Morning

This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes was forced to apologise to viewers after TV star Paddy Doherty swore during a live interview.

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Holmes said: "I just want to say that something may have slipped out from Paddy during that interview.

"We would like to say sorry in case you were offended by anything that was said that shouldn't have been said."

Doherty, who starred in the docu-series My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and won Celebrity Big Brother in 2011, appeared on the ITV daytime show to discuss his eight-year-old granddaughter Margaret's wish to leave school.

Discussing his own "poor" education in his younger days, the 57-year-old Irish Traveller said he was bullied because of his heritage.

He said: "We were nothing, like muck on a shoe. I'd just go sign in and f****** sit in a corner."

He apologised immediately for his language, while Holmes addressed the swearing following the ad break.

Doherty is a prominent figure in the Traveller community, which will be under the spotlight as a new Channel 5 series explores childhood in Gypsy and Traveller communities.

:: Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World airs on Channel 5 on Thursday at 9pm.

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