JEREMY Vine accidentally said “love you” to a caller to his Radio 2 programme as she hung up the phone.
The BBC was speaking to guest Anne Mantel on his lunchtime radio show on when – as he put it – the words “just came out”.
His accidental declaration of love left the presenter flustered[/caption]
Ms Mantel from Chichester, had called in and the pair were talking about a peacock butterfly that had been hibernating for two months after it had flown into her house.
As he rounded up the call, Mr Vine said: “Thanks for listening – look after that butterfly.”
Ms Mantel replied: “Will do, thank you. Thanks Jeremy.”
But Mr Vine then said: “Bye Anne bye. Love you, bye.”
Appearing to be slightly flustered after she ended the call he quickly added: “Ooh gosh, why did I say love you? I’m so sorry. It was a gaff.”
The presenter then went to the next caller, Jamie Dutton, from Huddersfield, who immediately said: “I think you just made that lady’s day then.”
“It just came out but I mean I guess it’s true. Don’t worry I won’t say I love you at the end of this call,” replied Mr Vine.
‘JUST CAME OUT’
The 54-year-old has been married to news presenter Rachel Schofield and the couple have two daughters.
When hosting his Channel 5 show Mr Vine felt anything but love for guest Terry Christian, threatening to show a piece of paper down his throat unless he stopped talking.
While his unintentional declaration of love might have left him a bit red cheeked, it wasn’t in the same league as fellow BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire’s recent slip of the tongue.
She mistakenly referred to the then foreign secretary as “Jeremy C***.”
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Taking a moment, she then spluttered: “I’m so sorry – Jeremy Hunt.”
The 50-year-old BBC presenter, who was chairing a debate about who should be the next prime minister, told viewers: “I really, really want to apologise.”
Mr Vine said the words ‘just came out’ of his mouth[/caption]
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