The BBC has apologised after after it accidentally broadcast comments that Britain was “actually fucked” after a group of Labour MPs dramatically resigned from the party.
During a livestream of the press conference, in which seven MPs including Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger and Chris Leslie announced they were leaving Labour, an unnamed man was overheard on BBC News saying: “I’m not gonna lie, but with this and Brexit we’re actually fucked.
“It’s going to be really divided, it’s still going to be divided, the Conservatives are going to win,” the man went on.
It was not clear who made the comments. However, a representative for the BBC told HuffPost UK it was “very confident” it wasn’t a BBC employee.
BBC presenter Samira Ahmed, who was presenting the Victoria Derbyshire show on Monday, later apologised for the bad language.
“I should say for those who were listening to that live news conference, there was some bad language apparently, so we do apologise if anyone was offended by what they might have heard.”
In a further statement, a BBC spokesperson added: “Due to an error, we inadvertently broadcast some background comments from another microphone during our coverage of the press conference this morning. We apologised on air once we realised our mistake.”