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Good Morning Britain guest presenter Alastair Campbell has revealed the list of words he is not allowed to say on breakfast TV.
The list of words, given by regulatory body Ofcom, even puts swear words into categories of Mild, Medium, Strong and Strongest.
There are only three words included in the Strongest category, which are c-word, f-word and mother f-word.
In his column on The New European Website, Alastair said: "F-word with an e rather than a u is deemed only to be medium, which struck me as borderline racist against the Irish, who often use fe** every bit as strongly as we use fu**.
“I was also surprised that arse was only mild, along with bloody, bugger and crap, not to mention minger and ginger! Nor can you say ‘God’ or ‘Jesus Christ’ unless you are actually talking about, er, God or Jesus Christ."
He did reveal that one of the medium lists contained a word he had never heard of, munter, and was alongside words such as “balls, bollocks, s**t and tits”
Alastair added: "I was surprised that dick and dickhead (I consider the latter to be less sweary than the former) were in the same section. Strong also had a new one on me – cl**ge – along with c**k, prick, b****r and t**t.
He also took the chance in his column to call out “cowardly” Prime Minister Boris Johnson for not attending GMB shows.
The TV star referencd the time when he avoided GMB by going into a fridge and said his lack of attendance is in breach of three of the seven Nolan principles of public life, which are openness accountability and leadership.
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He added: "The fact that he made a verbal promise to do the programme during the election breaks two more – honesty and integrity.
"That leaves objectivity and selflessness and he breaks those with every new lie and every free flat furnishing or helicopter ride.”
Alastair continued: "Johnson is a dangerous individual posing as a bumbling, cuddly celebrity. It’s why I continually try to persuade journalists to stop calling him 'Boris', part of a shtick that has served him well as he has risen to the top."
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