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Krishnan Guru-Murthy taken off air for week following swearing “incident”


Krishnan Guru-Murthy has been taken off air after calling a Conservative MP a “c***” during a livestream – which was off-air.

Last night, Guru-Murthy tweeted an apology to MP, Steve Baker, the Minister of State for Northern Ireland, after what he called a “robust interview.”

He added:

“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.”

Baker responded via Twitter to say he “appreciated” the apology.

Today Channel 4 released a statement: “Channel 4 has a strict code of conduct for all its employees, including its programming teams and on-air presenters, and takes any breaches seriously. Following an off-air incident Channel 4 News anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy has been taken off air for a week.”    

NB – contains offensive language  


Channel 4 will soon become the first British network to regularly co-present from 2 locations, London and Leeds.

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