The One Show hosts forced to apologise as Rick Stein swears on live show

The One Show: Gethin apologises after Rick Stein swears

Gethin Jones was forced to apologise to The One Show viewers as chef Rick Stein used a swearword during the live show on Thursday.

BBC hosts Gethin and Alex Scott were left red-faced after the 76-year-old casually let slip a rude word as he was talking about cooking.

When asked how a section of his cookbook about dishes for one was inspired by his wife, he explained: “Part of the reason for that chapter is I think a lot of people do like cooking on their own, really.”

The restaurateur added: “And it’s sort of a mixture, at the beginning of the chapter… I think a lot of the time I’m sort of having supper on my own and I’m probably a bit p***ed because I’ve been out somewhere-“

“We’ll leave that language for later on…” Gethin cut in during the live BBC programme.

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He went on: “But yes, carry on – apologies for that.”

“Sorry,” Rick smiled as he continued: “But basically it’s sort of dishes I’d cook that I really, really like but I just want to do for myself because it’s a bit tricky to do it for more people.”

Later he once again talked about drinking while cooking and Gethin gave a gesture of thanks to the chef for avoiding the swearword.

“Thank you, Gethin. I’m so, so sorry about that!” He remarked.

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He explained: “It’s just that I do fill my book with reality…”

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, fans gave a mixed response to Rick’s bad language.

@Rosie_cat28 penned: “#TheOneShow If I had to predict who might swear on the show I’d not have guessed Rick Stein.”

@jus_chameleon wrote: “Hearing Rick Stein swear on @BBCTheOneShow has probably just made my week.”

“Rick Stein just said ‘p***ed’ on #theoneshow and now I love him even more,” @KarenlovesGB shared.

@jamesth752402 complained: “@BBCTheOneShow @Rick_Stein Couldn’t he do it without profanity?”

@maxine_musgrove added: “@BBCTheOneShow @Rick_Stein Rick Stein said p***ed!”

@themannings1 joked: “Rick Stein’s been on the steins #TheOneShow.”

The One Show airs weekdays from 7pm on BBC One.

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