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BBC issues apology and pulls D-Day programme from iPlayer after offensive comment during live broadcast

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The BBC has issued an apology following an unfortunate incident where an offensive remark was heard during a live D-Day commemorative broadcast.Kirsty Young was at the helm of the special programme, 'BBC D-Day 80: Tribute to the Fallen', which marked the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

As the show commenced, Young introduced a military band for the audience and mentioned support available for visually impaired viewers.However, as the broadcast from the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux, France began, the feed switched to a military band performance.

It was then that an off-camera voice was heard uttering the words: "French a*******s."The blunder prompted backlash on social media, leading to the BBC's apology.

The broadcaster told the Mirror: "We sincerely apologise for an inappropriate comment that was captured during live coverage of the D-Day at 80 events in Bayeux.

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