What's our Damon been up to ?

Aah f&^%$… A bit of a c*ck up with the editing of pre-recorded tape puts the third most famous ScouseVeggie (after Sir Paul and our own Niki) back on the dole.

Via the Echo:

City radio star quits after on-air outburst
Jun 25 2007
Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo

PRESENTER Simon O’Brien has resigned from Radio Merseyside hours after letting slip a string of expletives on air.aar Damien !

The station apologised to listeners after the slip-up which happened during this morning’s breakfast programme co-presented by O’Brien.

Radio Merseyside boss Mick Ord described the blunder as an ‘unacceptable lapse’ and ordered an investigation into how it had been allowed to happen.

But at lunchtime today 42-year-old O’Brien announced he was stepping down “with immediate effect” and apologised for any offence….

… The station received a number of complaints from listeners after the howler at 6.30am.

It came when O’Brien played a trailer for a Roger Phillips show due to be heard tonight.

The programme Phillips Extra, due to air between 6-7pm, looks at the planned regeneration of Liverpool’s Edge Lane and the needs of people affected by the plans.

But a recorded chat between Phillips and O’Brien ended with the 42-year-old former Brookside actor clearly heard saying “f*** the government, f*** the planners”.

It is understood it was recorded at the end of last week.

But an editing blunder meant the swear words were accidently left in.

In a statement, O’Brien said: “I’m very sorry for the lapse this morning which will have caused offence to many listeners.

“The pre-recorded material, which was entirely my work, was never meant to be broadcast.

“I further stress the views aired were my personal views and in no way reflect the editorial position of BBC Radio Merseyside or the BBC in general.

“In the circumstances I have decided the correct thing to do is to resign from BBC Radio Merseyside with immediate effect.”

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