Michael replied: "Other than the fact I'd be afraid of coming last in that f****** ..." However, Evans immediately apologized to the listeners and informed Michael there was no delay on the show. The DJ said: "George is so relaxed and we do apologise for that - we didn't mean to offend anyone."
Michael followed up: "I'm sorry everyone. I sincerely apologise. I use that word far too readily. It's because I know you so well, Chris," the Daily Express quoted him as saying later in the show. Evans signed off with: "Once again we apologise for some colourful language."
Also, a BBC spokesman clarified: "In line with BBC policy, apologies were immediately made and both George and Chris apologised again later in the show."