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Millions of BBC viewers stunned as Nicolas Winding Refn blurts out the F-word on live TV

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Nicolas-Winding-RefnCONTROVERSIAL movie director Nicolas Winding Refn had British TV viewers choking on their breakfast cups of tea after blurting out the 'F-word' on BBC TV.


The profanity, still seen as shocking if uttered before the 9pm watershed, was broadcast to millions of homes as the film director tried to explain how violence and sex were interchangeable in his movie 'Drive'.

Brit actress Carey Mulligan, who stars in the new film opposite Ryan Gosling, was on the Breakfast couch with director Nicolas.
Asked about the violence in the movie, about a Hollywood stuntman moonlighting as a criminal getaway driver, he said it was "a bit like f******".
Presenter Bill Turnbull apologised and told the Danish-born film-maker, whose credits include Bronson, the 2008 film about notorious prisoner Charles Bronson, to "try and make the point without using that word".
The director, who apologised after being prompted by the show's presenters, continued: "Oh right... The violence is very much part of the sexual build-up...Violence in itself in the movie is an illusion.... it's unbelievable."
A BBC spokesman said: "Unfortunately a guest used a swearword during a live interview on Breakfast. Bill Turnbull immediately challenged his language and both presenters apologised to viewers on air.
"There was a further apology at the end of the programme. We are sorry if anyone was offended."

Bizarrely legendary potty-mouth Shaun Ryder, former frontman of the Happy Mondays, had just been on the couch but his interview passed off without incident.

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