Phillip Schofield forced to apologise to viewers after Martin Clunes swears live on This Morning

Phillip Schofield was forced to apologise to This Morning viewers after Martin Clunes swore on live TV.

The ITV presenter was left red-faced as he had to apologise for Martin’s not one, not two, but ‘three pieces of bad language’ – which you can watch in the video above .

The Doc Martin star was appearing on the morning chat show to talk about the second series Manhunt The Night Stalker, where Martin plays the role as real-life Met detective Colin Sutton.

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The four-part drama follows the real life story of the police pursuit of a notorious serial burglar and rapist, whose 17 year reign of terror left thousands of elderly people in south east London living in fear.

Discussing his role in the crime drama, Martin told Phil and Holly: “I don’t really enjoy those t****** of the yard, I call them, you know those generic TV things where he is a florist and a cop.”

Phil and Holly struggled to contain their shock and laughter as the TV star continued: “Which quite often do major out on the cinematography of the act of violence or something grizzly; a Russian prostitute’s body in the opening – do you know what I mean? I didn’t really like those.”

He added: “But the whole challenge of this was A) the type of guy Colin is, and B) the fact that we’re just dealing with the resolution and solving the crimes.”

Before Martin could say anymore, Phil quickly intercepted to apologise to those watching.

He told viewers: “I haven’t apologised for each pieces of bad language as obviously that would take up too much time.”

“Oh yes, sorry.” Martin said.

“So what I’m going to do is to apologise to all three of them in one.” Phil continued.

Martin let out a wheezy chuckle before jokingly responding with: “So I can add?”

All three of them burst into a fit of laughter, with Phil sarcastically commenting: “Yes, other swear words are available.”

The trio continued to giggle as Phil, while wiping tears from his eyes, said: “God, it’s good to have you back, we’ve missed you.”

Some viewers took to Twitter to comment on the hilarious moment.

One tweeted: “Oh shut up about language, love Martin clunes absolutely lovely gentle mannered man and great actor #ThisMorning.”

A second added: “I feel like Martin Clunes is underrated. Needs an obe or something like that #ThisMorning.”

“Thank you Martin Clunes. Face with tears of joy #ThisMorning.” A third posted, alongside a cry-laughing GIF.

Before taking a brief moment to compose himself, Phil quickly changed to subject to talk about Martin’s other ITV show Doc Martin.

This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV and the first episode of Manhunt screens on Monday, September 20 at 9pm on ITV.

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