Call the Midwife's Miriam Margolyes swears live on Loose Women

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Miriam Margolyes swears live on Loose WomenBBC

Call the Midwife star Miriam Margolyes surprised today's (July 4) Loose Women panel and audience when she dropped an expletive live on air.

Margolyes appeared on the ITV daytime chat show to promote her autobiography, titled Oh Miriam! Stories from an Extraordinary Life. Presenters Kaye Adams, Denise Welch, Olivia Attwood-Dack and Nadia Sawalha quizzed the actor about the motivation to pen her new book, with Margolyes replying with her usual candour.

"Because they paid me," Margolyes said, much to the audience's delight.

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The interview took a turn when Adams asked: "Can they pay you to do anything, Miriam?" to which she replied: "Well, I wouldn't eat s**t!"

Chaos ensued as Margolyes realised she probably should've phrased it a tad more politely.

"Am I allowed to say that, oh dear?" she quipped, clarifying her original comment by saying: "I wouldn't eat faeces."

As the panel erupted in laughter, Adams moved the chat forward, saying: "Thank you, we do love the preferred name."

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As amused viewers on Twitter/X professed their "love" for Margolyes' no-nonsense attitude, the actor gave a few more details into her memoir, explaining it underwent a thorough legal examination before hitting shelves last October.

"It had to be excised by the legal people," she shared. "I said things about people I didn't like that could be libelous and don't want to get into a lawsuit."

It seems that Margolyes is a repeat offender when it comes to colourful language on live TV. Last year, she was asked to be an agony aunt on This Morning, filling her frank advice for viewers at home with all sorts of hilarious expletives, forcing then-host Holly Willoughby to apologise to the camera twice.

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