DAN Walker apologised to parents of young children today after Josh Denzel appeared to say “f**k” on Football Focus.
One mum said she was left rushing for the remote control tweeting: “My 9 year old just asked me if the F word was just spoken????”
Viewers heard Josh tell Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha: “The thing is my housemate John, he’s a massive Palace fan, he ran f***ing five marathons in five days.”
Host Dan tweeted afterwards: “Really sorry about the swearing you might have heard on #FootballFocus today. I know a lot of kids watch the show and we are trying to work out what happened. Apologies.”
But, he later added that an investigation had proved that the reality star in fact didn’t swear, blaming the fact it sounded like he did on a “dodgy Zoom line”.
Josh replied: “Thanks Dan, VAR came in useful there.”
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However, Piers Morgan was having none of it, not wasting the chance to stick the boot into his BBC Breakfast rival.
The 55-year-old tweeted: “ Stop digging that hole, Inspector Walker – we all heard what he said.”
Another fan asked: “Anyone else hear the F word in the Zaha interview just now on football focus??”
One other tweeted: “Swearing on an episode of Football Focus might be the most disconcerting thing I’ve ever heard. Shaken to the core.”