ITV's Political Editor made an awkward slip-up with new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's name live on air. 

Robert Peston, 62, accidentally dropped the C word on air while discussing Mr Hunt on Wednesday night ( October 19).

The journalist and presenter slipped up his words while discussing the new Chancellor's planned cuts to public spending.

In the clip from Wednesday night's programme, Mr Peston said: "That means the hole in the public finances is bigger than it would have been, and Jeremy C***'s - Hunt's - cuts will be more painful."

News Shopper: Robert Peston talking about Jeremy Hunt on ITV. (ITV)Robert Peston talking about Jeremy Hunt on ITV. (ITV) (Image: ITV)

ITV's Political Editor makes awkward blunder with Jeremy Hunt's name

Viewers were quick to pick up on the mistake with many rushing to social media to share their thoughts.

One user wrote:" Be very careful when you put Hunt and cuts in the same sentence. I noticed but you recovered well."

Another person chimed in: "Oooh, scripting 'Hunt’s cuts' is just asking for trouble."

While a third viewer joked:" Jeremy Hunt should just change his name by deed poll and be done with it."

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Channel 4 presenter apologises after calling Steve Baker 'very offensive word'

The news comes after Channel 4's news presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy had been forced to apologise after he was heard branding Tory MP Steve Baker a **** live on TV.

In a clip widely shared on social media, a “robust” interview appeared to spill over on when cameras were thought to be off.

Krishnan can be heard saying: “Thanks a lot Steve. It wasn’t a stupid question, Steve, you know it, I’m very happy to up against you on Truss any day.”

While laughing the news can then be heard muttering: “What a ****.”

In an apology on social media, he tweeted: “After a robust interview with Steve Baker MP I used a very offensive word in an unguarded moment off air.  

“While it was not broadcast that word in any context is beneath the standards I set myself and I apologise unreservedly.

“I have reached out to Steve Baker to say sorry”.

Steve Barker has publicly accepted the apology after replying: “I appreciate you apologising. Thank you.”