Swearing on TV was just a prank, says Irish chef
aN IRISH chef based in the United States has gone viral for his unique use of language on an American TV show.
Shane Carty (inset on left) sent the internet into a frenzy when he appeared on a US talk show and said the word b****ks live on air, but his hosts didn't seem to be too perturbed.
Mr Carty was preparing an Irish whiskey- cured salmon when he described how he'd "squeeze the b****ks off the fish" in order to get the moisture out.
The show's presenters seem to nod in approval as one of them repeats Mr Carty's slip of the tongue as though it were some sort of wise cooking advice.
Mr Carty is a chef originally from Dublin but who's been living in New Haven, Connecticut for years.
The theme of the show was 'An Irish meal for St Patrick's Day'. Mr Carty said it was all a pre-planned prank on their American friends.
Speaking to Ray D'Arcy on RTE Radio One yesterday, Mr Carty said that it was actually the result of a bet made with friends that he couldn't say the curse word on live TV.
"We had talked about it in the bar on Sunday night as we finished up and I said I would try and fit it in," he said.
"It was premeditated. I just shoved it in there. I told Eddie (his colleague) not to look at me and I just went for it."