Rocker Chris Rea turned the air blue on Tuesday (20Sep11) when he let slip a four-letter word on live TV.
The Road to Hell hitmaker was a guest on British daytime show Loose Women when he accidentally cursed while recounting the story of how he met Death Wish director Michael Winner in a restaurant.
The pair struck up a conversation after Rea complained about the poor standard of food and they became firm friends, even though Rea's pals warned him to stay away.
Rea told the live studio audience, "Everyone said don't be seen with him, he's bad for your image. I told them all to p**s off, and we've been good friends ever since."
Host Andrea MCLean apologised and told viewers, "He nearly got through the whole show without swearing, but not quite."