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Little Mix’s set at BBC festival cut from broadcast after Perrie Edwards swears

The BBC axed Little Mix’s set from its live broadcast after Perrie Edwards let the F-word fly at its Big Weekend music festival in Hull, England on Sunday (28May17).
Radio 1 broadcaster Matt Edmondson was forced to apologise to listeners after Perrie swore during the station’s live broadcast. The Big Weekend saw a number of chart-topping acts including Katy Perry and Stormzy perform for thousands of people, before headliners Kings Of Leon headlined on Sunday (28 May).
During the set from Shout to my Ex’s singers, Perrie flouted the BBC’s strict no swearing rule on the daytime broadcast, shouting, “F**k that get down and dirty.”
Edmondson interrupted the performance and swiftly apologised on behalf of the broadcaster.
“Apologies there. Sincere apologies for any bad language you might have heard,” he said. “That was not intended to go out on the radio.
“We apologise if you’re offended by that. We’re doing to dip out of their set for a little while now.”
The band’s set was then cut from the live broadcast and replaced by Justin Bieber hit Sorry.
Fans of the Black Magic hitmakers were disappointed the BBC shut down the band’s performance and took to Twitter to share their displeasure.
“They literally cut the girls whole set for perrie saying ‘f**k’ in down & dirty. im p***ed,” tweeted one fan.
While another criticised the BBC for not just warning viewers, “What the f**k @BBCR1 @BBCiPlayer put it back up and put a warning on it some people were looking forward to watching their set including me”.
However, one fan shared that Perrie should have known better, “Perrie know damn well that she shouldn’t have said F**k at that gig. They bleep out swearing words on the radio bc swearing isn’t allowed”.

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