Tom Hanks drops F-word during Good Morning America interview as he attempts British accent
15:04 GMT, 19 October 2012
Tom Hanks dropped the F-word on live television on Friday.
The 56-year-old actor was on Good Morning America to promote his new film Cloud Atlas.
But he left Good Morning America viewers spluttering into their cereal after letting slip with the swear word while demonstrating his accent in the film to host Elizabeth Vargas.
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Whoops! Tom Hanks clasps a hand to his mouth after dropping the f-word on live television during an interview on Good Morning America on Friday
The blunder came after a clip was shown of Hanks in character, ranting away in a British accent.
Afterwards he told the host: 'The lesson to take away from that clip is “Don't mess with me, Liz Vargas”.'
Vargas then challenged the Forest Gump star to recreate the accent in the studio, with Hanks cautioning: '[It's] mostly swear words.'
The presenter replied: 'If you say it with an accent like that, they won't know.'
Shock: The actor was chatting to Elizabeth Vargas about his new film Cloud Atlas when the slip happened
Fooling around: Tom was putting on an accent and accidentally swore mid-sentence, apologising immediately afterwards
Hanks then started to ramble (putting on an accent) – before letting slip with the f-word.
Immediately, he stopped mid sentence and put his hand to his mouth.
Vargas apologised: 'We are so sorry, Good Morning America.'
And Hanks said: 'Man, oh man, I'm sorry. I have never done that before.
'I want to apologise to the kids in America watching right now.
'And let me say the next time I'm on the show there will be a seven-second delay. … Man oh man!'
Out on the town: Tom was spotted looking dapper in a grey suit in New York on Thursday night