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Grimshaw apology over F-word song

Breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw apologised to listeners this morning after playing a track containing expletives on his Radio 1 programme.

It was the second time the station had broadcast the Foo Fighters song in a matter of hours, after it first featured during a live session in the Zane Lowe show last night.

Lowe offered an apology to his audience when the song Something For Nothing, which features the F-word, went out from the Maida Vale Studios.

But to compound the issue, a further bungle saw the offending track being played unedited on Grimshaw's show shortly before 8am.

He told listeners afterwards: "We must apologise for the swear words that went out in that Foo Fighters live track, so apologies if any offence was taken during that."

A station spokesman said: "We take these situations seriously and, having looked into it, unfortunately the track was played due to human error. The presenters apologised after the record was broadcast, and we are very sorry for any offence caused."

The latest incident came just over a fortnight after the station was rebuked by Ofcom and the BBC Trust said for on-air swearing during its live Big Weekend concert earlier in the year.

Performers Lily Allen and Ed Sheeran used the F-word during their appearances at the event, before the watershed, breaching Ofcom's broadcasting code, and the BBC Trust called it a "serious" breach of editorial guidelines.

The BBC said after the finding: "We have examined our procedures and tightened them accordingly."

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