Presenter apologises after promising 'lots of come tonight' live on radio
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Radio presenter Chris Arnold has apologised after an unfortunate slip of the tongue caused him to promise listeners something quite rude instead of a content-filled show.
He'd been sitting in for Mel Everett on BBC Radio Somerset when he made the very slight vocal error which completely changed the meaning of what he was saying.
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Unfortunately for Chris, while he was telling listeners there was 'lots to come' for them to enjoy on the night's show, he accidentally said something else.
"Hello, good evening, Chris Arnold here until 10pm. Hope you've have a good day, lots of come... lots to come tonight," the presenter said before leaving an awkward pause and saying 'right, okay'.
While he corrected himself quickly, the damage had already been done - such is the nature of live broadcasting that whatever happens in the moment is out there pretty much forever.
Arnold took to social media to offer an apology to listeners, writing: "I can only apologise profusely to the listeners for this deeply unfortunate slip of the tongue on the show this evening."
His post was accompanied by a snippet of the radio show so people knew what he was saying sorry for.
Fortunately, most people saw the funny side to his mistake and decided to pile in with jokes of their own.
Fellow radio presenter Greg James quipped that it was 'always exciting to be live on air', and even played the segment on his own show.
Comedians Larry and Paul joked that they wouldn't have tuned in if Arnold hadn't misspoke when he promised listeners 'lots of come'.
Someone else said he 'styled it out well' even if there was a tangibly awkward pause after the gaffe, while another fan asked Chris 'did you deliver on your promise', with the radio host responding by saying, 'a gentleman never tells'.
While one listener told the radio presenter there might be 'a few people a bit salty about it' most responses were focused on having a laugh at the gaffe.
It's certainly a far cry from being taken off the air after being told to 'have some respect' live on air during a guest slot on another radio show.
That's what happened recently to Arielle Free, who appeared on Charlie Hedges' Ibiza show and said she hated one of the songs that was being played.
Charlie then took the decision to switch off Arielle's microphone and told her she should have been more respectful.
See, it can always be worse.