Adil Ray was forced to apologise on Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain after a Ukrainian guest accidentally swore while talking about Russian troops.
Businessman Andrey Stavnitser joined the ITV programme to talk about the moment his house West of Kyiv was taken by Russian soldiers.
He told Adil and co-presenter Kate Garraway that he saw from the webcams that the troops were deploying equipment from his home, so he gave the location coordinates to the Ukraine military and ordered them to ‘bomb’ it.
‘If you had asked me two months ago what kind of feeling I would have if some hostile military people were in my house, I would say fury and anger,’ Andrey began.
‘However, this is not what I felt. I was surprised, I felt disgusted, I felt dirty watching some guys inside my house. It was an obvious decision. It was not about money.’
He then accidentally dropped an expletive, as he continued: ‘I want to do everything possible to help Ukraine win.
Adil Ray apologised to viewers following Andrey Stavnitser’s comments (Picture: Rex)
Mr Stavnitser had called Russian soldiers ‘b*stards’ during his interview (Picture: ITV)
‘I think we’re safeguarding Europe’s safety and it is important for us to kick these b*stards out of our land.’
Adil swiftly stepped in to apologise for Andrey’s expletive. ‘We’ll just apologise for your choice of language there, but I think a lot of people might well agree with your sentiment.’
On Sunday night, it was reported that Mariupol looks to be on the brink of falling to Russian forces after missing a deadline to surrender following seven weeks under siege.
Taking the battered Ukrainian city would be seen as a crucial strategic victory for Vladimir Putin’s invaders, particularly in the wake of a series of military setbacks and the loss of its flagship in the Black Sea.
But it could also put an end to peace talks, with Ukraine – which has said its troops will fight to the end – warning that the extermination of the remaining defenders of the city was a red line.
Around 2,500 fighters are said to be holding out at a steel plant with a warren of underground passageways, according to the Russian military.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.