Comedian Denis Leary had a hard time hosting London's Fashion Rocks event earlier this week (15OCT03) - because he was banned from swearing.

Leary hosted the event, which benefited the PRINCE'S TRUST charity, along with model Liz Hurley. And the foul-mouthed funnyman ran into problems - the charity's patron is Prince Charles, and Leary was banned from using language that would offend either the royal or the TV viewers at home.

He admits, "I had to behave. I got a memo with words I couldn't use. I couldn't f***ing believe it."

A source adds, "Denis found it really hard out there. The banned words are staple parts of his usual routine."

17/10/2003 02:19