Miriam Margolyes has admitted that she felt “horrible” after dropping the F-bomb when speaking about Jeremy Hunt on BBC Radio 4 final 12 months.
Nonetheless, the sometimes unpredictable visitor expressed displeasure that her look got here after then newly-appointed chancellor Jeremy Hunt.
“I by no means thought I’d be sitting within the seat that Jeremy Hunt has simply sat in,” she defined on-air at 8.30 within the morning.
“The factor is, after I noticed him there, I simply stated, ‘you’ve obtained a hell of a job, better of luck’. And what I actually needed to say was, ‘fuck you, bastard’. However you possibly can’t say that!”
She’s now confessed that the episode left her feeling “horrible”, as revealed in her new memoir, Oh Miriam: Tales from an Extraordinary Life (by way of The Impartial).
Within the guide, Miriam stated she was “overcome with horror” concerning the second.
“I used to be nonetheless shaking, as a result of it’s an unforgivable blunder to utter such phrases on the nation’s principal morning programme – and I felt I’d let myself and Radio 4 down,” she defined.
She added that she “felt ashamed about it till the producers despatched me flowers to consolation me”, regardless of her worries that “they’d be livid”.
She concluded that the incident was “a reminder that typically you do have to button your self up”.
After Miriam dropped the expletive on the radio final 12 months, presenter Justin Webb responded: “No you possibly can’t say that, we’ll should have you ever out of the studio now.” Co-host Martha Kearney additionally supplied her “many apologies”.
Elsewhere in her new memoir, which is out now, Miriam revealed the Matthew Perry remark she regrets making on the Graham Norton Present.
Oh Miriam: Tales From An Extraordinary Life is out now.