Johnny doesn’t mince his words does he
English foreign correspondent and veteran journalist, John Simpson CBE, made today’s episode of Good Morning Britain a little more entertaining after deciding to say w**ker live on telly.
A well-respected reporter in his 50+ years at the BBC, Simpson was invited on to the show to discuss his extraordinary career, including the time he was beaten and tortured with a mock execution during the invasion of Lebanon back in 1982.
However, as incredible as some of his stories are, the best was the one that ended in him telling a man holding a gun he was a “real w**nker”. Journalism at its finest, my friends.
Not John Simpson yelling 'wanker' before 7am on GMB pic.twitter.com/D7GcJNWJTg
— Chris Rickett (@chrisrickett) July 23, 2021
Madeley and co-host, of course, apologised for the unexpected outburst but they’re not fooling any of us: they enjoyed that just as much as the next person. John Simpson already had a glowing reputation, we dare say he’s cultivated a few new fans after that.
Aside from ordeal in Beirut, Simpson has reported from over 120 countries, including thirty war zones, and interviewed numerous world leaders in his time. Not only that, the 76-year-old has written 15 books and featured in a plethora of documentaries and TV productions.
Even the old guard love a naughty word.