BBC News Presenter Laura Kuenssberg Drops C-Bomb During General Election Coverage

This is what happens when you've been on live TV for six hours.

09/06/2017 11:49 BST

BBC News correspondent Laura Kuenssberg’s lack of sleep led to an unfortunate incident during the BBC’s coverage of the general election. 

The presenter accidentally dropped the C-bomb, as she went into her sixth hour live on air. 

Just before 3am on Friday (9 June), Laura was trying to explain the possibility of a recount in Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron’s constituency, when she got all tongue-tied and said something she shouldn’t have. 

Laura Kuenssberg helped front the BBC's election coverage

“Tim Farron the current party leader is facing potential defeat. There’s chatter there about a re-c*nt,” she said. 

Laura quickly corrected herself and moved on with the rest of the programme, without referencing her gaffe. 

However, it didn’t go unnoticed by the people of Twitter: 

Laura was one of the hosts of the BBC’s election coverage, along with Jeremy Vine, Mishal Husain and Emily Maitlis.

The UK has since woken up to the news of a hung parliament, after Theresa May’s Conservative party failed to win the majority it needed to form a government. 

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