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Jeremy Hunt begs TV presenters to ‘grow up’ and stop calling him a c***

Jeremy Hunt has pleaded with TV and radio presenters to stop calling him “Jeremy C***”.

Broadcasters repeatedly mix up his surname with the extremely rude word for female sex organs – and the Foreign Secretary has had enough.

The 52-year-old told a newspaper he has suffered decades of abuse, including at his posh private school, Charterhouse.

He said: “I’m used to it. I had this when I was at school.

“Personally I think people should just grow up and get over the fact that my last name rhymes with a rather unpleasant word.”

Presenters from Sky News, the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 have all mispronounced his name.

On Tuesday’s Victoria Derbyshire show, she used the c-word live on air, saying: “You say that the man you’re backing, Jeremy C*** …”

She squirmed: “I’ve never said that before in my life – it’s usually men who say that, so I really want to apologise. I’m sorry.”

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