One of our more colorful broadcasters/journalists, Patrick ‘Paddy G’ Gower, dropped an F-bomb during Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
Paddy G was in London for the big goodbye to the Queen. The f-bomb was dropped after he was done interviewing PM Jacinda Ardern. Barely caught on the hot-mic, once Jacinda walks away from the interview the British crowd cheers for her which surprised Paddy and led him to say:
“F*ck, they do know her.”
Patrick has since apologised for the blooper. He appeared on The Project last night, initially joking that he was saying 'far out' or 'wow', but then did apologise saying that he's only human.
"Look, the Prime Minister was there, there were a lot of people there and I was quite surprised they knew her, so I was like 'wow' or 'far out', I think I said 'far out, they do know her far out'," he said.
"Ok, ok, everyone makes mistakes," he said after the hosts played the clip and erased all doubt about what he said.
"It was nothing against Jacinda Ardern our Prime Minister or anything like that but I will take a moment while I'm here to apologise to the Queen, to the Prime Minister, to the people of the United Kingdom and the wider Commonwealth."
"I'm sorry for my language - everyone makes mistakes."
As you may know, this is not the first time Paddy G has made waves for dropping a little f bomb at the wrong time.
The infamous ‘this is the fkn news’ clip went viral - sending Gower into NZ meme royalty. It did come from an Auckland Law School Revue skit but the execution is so perfect that it doesn’t matter that it wasn't the actual news.
Paddy G’s attitude when working at his craft has led to plenty of golden moments. The Spinoff posted a compilation back in 2017 of some of his best work and it’s actually pretty funny.