Miriam Margolyes turned the air air blue by saying ‘t**t’ live on air during today’s This Morning.
The Harry Potter actress, 78, was telling the story of when the Queen scolded her during a British Book Week reception a few years ago at the palace.
She explained: “When the queen came over to me and asked me what I did, ‘what do you do?’, in a very nice way. And I said, like a t**t…”
Both Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield gasped in shock and immediately apologised in unison.
The pair then tried to hold it together as Miriam left viewers in hysterics by explaining the rest of her interaction with Her Majesty.
Miriam continued: “I said I’m the best reader of stories in the whole world. She went like that [pulled a face]. And she immediately left me and went to the next person and asked,’ what do you do?’.”
Putting on a Scottish accent for the next part, Miriam said: “He said, ‘I teach dyslexic children to read and we’ve noticed if you put the letters in different colours print the pages are printed in different colours. It helps the children to read and absorb the information more easily.”
Going back to her own voice Miriam continued: “I stood next to him and said, ‘really how fascinating, I didn’t know that’. She turned to me and said, ‘be quite’.
“She had every right to do but it was bit discombobulating.”
This Morning viewers took to Twitter to show their love for Miriam after the hilarious moment.
One fan said: “Phil n Holly trying to hold it together interviewing Miriam Margoyles as she says the word ‘t**t’ live on air! Hilarious!!”
“Miriam Margoyles is one of my favourite people that i have never met, i want to have her round for a brew,” added another.
A third said: “This Miriam Margolyes story has every twist and turn possible”
“Miriam is like marmite – love or hate her and I’m definitely in the former camp. Enjoy listening to her anecdotes,” said a fourth.
She said: “I’m a bit troubled by it as they didn’t let anyone know. But we don’t know what happened. We don’t know the circumstances. People are too quick to jump in.
“I wish them all the best. They’re a young couple starting their family. I wish they had told people but I think they should be left alone.”
*This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10am