BBC Nolan show apology over 'inappropriate' racial slur made live on air
A BBC Radio Ulster presenter has apologised after a caller referred to a black man as a "coloured guy" live on air.
The man made the remarks during a discussion on the BBC Nolan Show about dress codes and fashion standards.
The man was talking about watching the BBC's Masterchef programme and he said a special guest appeared who was a "coloured guy" and wore gym shoes.
Moments after the remark, stand-in presenter Vinny Hurrell returned to the comment.
He interrupted one commentator to say: "We had a caller on a few minutes ago - who I missed, I didn't hear - who used a term that is not really used that's not appropriate to use anymore when we refer to black people.
"So apologies for that, I missed that."
The campaign charity Show Racism the Red Card - after Benedict Cumberbatch used the term in a 2015 interview - said the term was outdated and had the potential to cause offence due to the connotations associated with it and its historical usage.
The BBC has been asked for a comment.
Belfast Telegraph Digital