Helen Mirren: Swears on BBC, apologises
After Dame Helen Mirren swore live on BBC Breakfast April 19 morning, channel BBC has apologised.
(Check out the video below.)
The 65-year-old star was appearing on the programme to promote her new film Arthur, in which she appears alongside Russell Brand.
While discussing the work she did with John Gielgud, who died in 2000, Mirren admitted that her fellow actor had sworn a lot.
"Well in that sort of wonderful voice he had," she told Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams, before impersonating him by saying: "You little s**t."
The Oscar-winning actress quickly realised her mistake and exclaimed, "I'm so sorry! I do apologise."
The presenting duo also apologised to viewers, saying: "If you heard that, we're very sorry."
The Dame previously told the BBC that she believes that "the whole drama of swearing is so overblown", adding: "It's idiotic that it's made into such a big deal."
"Bill Turnbull apologised straight away and we're sorry if anyone was offended", added a BBC spokesperson.