Jeremy Hunt tells broadcasters to 'grow up' for repeatedly calling him 'C**t'
"I’m used to it. I had this when I was at school"
Jeremy Hunt, famous for repeatedly being referred to as "Jeremy C**t" by journos at the BBC (as well as being the foreign secretary), has told broadcasters to "grow up" after journalists made the mistake again this week.
Earlier this week, Victoria Derbyshire made the slip up on her show, while debating Jeremy's credentials for leading the Conservative party, for which he is currently running as a candidate.
Addressing Conservative MP Steve Brine, Derbyshire said: "You say the man you are backing, Jeremy C**t..."
Before quickly realising her mistake and adding: "I’m so sorry, Jeremy Hunt. I’ve never said that before in my life.
"It’s normally men who say that so I really, really want to apologise."
The BBC's James Naughtie and Justin Webb are among other journalists to have previously made the same mistake on air.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph’s Brexit Podcast on Thursday, Hunt said that broadcasters needed to stop making the error and also revealed that he was called "Jeremy C**t" by classmates at school.
"I’m used to it. I had this when I was at school. Personally, I think people should just grow up and get over the fact that my last name rhymes with a rather unpleasant word," he said.
He also dismissed remarks made by Sajid Javid that the Tory leadership ballot represented "the same old school ties" after he and Boris Johnson - both public school attendees - finished as the top two in its first round.
"British people aren’t interested in your background; they’re interested in what you want to do, whether you can change the country for the better,” said Hunt.
"We have to stop talking about backgrounds and get onto who’s got the best plan for the country … I don’t have an old school tie."