George Michael apologises for on-air swearing

George Michael apologises for on-air swearing
George Michael

Singer George Michael apologised to UK radio listeners after swearing on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 show.

The pair both said sorry immediately and issued further apologies later in the drivetime programme broadcast yesterday.

Michael spent the second hour of the show as a co-host with DJ Evans and the pair chatted about various topics between the music.

At one point the singer, who is a car fanatic, was asked why he has never appeared on 'Top Gear' as the “star in a reasonably-priced car”.

Believing there would be an automatic delay on his words, he replied: “Other than the fact I’d be afraid of coming last in that f****** ...”

Evans quickly interrupted to apologise, before informing Michael there was in fact no delay on the show.

The DJ said: “George is so relaxed and we do apologise for that – we didn’t mean to offend anyone.”

“I’m sorry everyone,” added Michael.

Later on in the show – which is broadcast on weekdays between 5.05pm and 7pm - Evans said sorry again while Michael said: “I sincerely apologise.”

“I use that word far too readily,” he added. “It’s because I know you so well, Chris.”

At the end of the programme, Evans signed off with: “Once again we apologise for some colourful language.”

A BBC spokesman said: “In line with BBC policy, apologies were immediately made and both George and Chris apologised again later in the show.”

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