The nation's favourite TV gardener, Alan Titchmarsh, is trending on Twitter for swearing live on BBC Breakfast.
The sweet and unassuming Titchmarsh managed to slip the B-word into a segment about trenching (or "bastard trenching," as he called it...) forcing Breakfast hosts to apologise for his potty mouth.
Alan Titchmarsh on Breakfast absolutely hates trenching. https://t.co/pCCTH6ww1S— Matthew Shevlin (@matthewshev) June 23, 2015
Turns out, Titchmarsh doesn't actually just "absolutely hate trenching," he was actually using the correct horticultural term for what is commonly called 'double digging'.
Twitter caught on to "lovely cuddly" Titchmarsh's slip-up and rushed to his defence.
Can't believe the BBC just apologised for a legitimate gardening term used by Alan Titchmarsh. Everyone is always so offended these days.— Sam Kane (@samkane1968) June 23, 2015
Alan Titchmarsh said "bastard" on the BBC just now. Breakfast thug.— B**** S**** (@becthulhu) June 23, 2015
Alan Titchmarsh just swore on TV. I think that's one of the signs of the apocolypse— rebecca (@MsNaughtyCheese) June 23, 2015
You just repeated the foul Ianguage of that beast Titmarsh https://t.co/WfMZWx0tog— RealMiller (@RealMiller) June 23, 2015
When my 80yo aunt saw the language warning on my first book, she said "Alan Titchmarsh doesn't need to swear." In your face, Aunty Barb!— Keris Stainton (@Keris) June 23, 2015
On the other hand, first time anyone's felt they had to issue an apology for lovely cuddly Alan Titchmarsh— martin kelner (@martinkelner) June 23, 2015
Instead of issuing apologies can the BBC send Alan Titchmarsh over to sort my bastard trenching & paint my fricking fence too #gardenchat— Nigel Gordon-Johnson (@NigelGJ) June 23, 2015
However, there were obviously a few people who saw that Titchmarsh was trending and automatically assumed he'd died...
R.I.P Alan Titchmarsh, such a shock— Kyle Redmond (@_KyleRedmond) June 23, 2015
No he's just gone and been on telly. Again https://t.co/nR4rM0enR7— RealMiller (@RealMiller) June 23, 2015