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Ant McPartlin scolded by The One Show’s Alex Jones and forced to apologise for outdated use of word

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Ant McPartlin was told off by The One Show host Alex Jones over his use of an outdated word, leaving him apologising for the term.

He was a guest on Wednesday's show with co-star Dec, where the pair talked about a Prince's Trust scheme they are backing to encourage more young people from different backgrounds into jobs in TV.

But when Alex asked the lads which other media jobs they'd like to try, Ant said: "I've always quite fancied being a cameraman though. Is it as good as it looks?"

One of the crew shouted out "better", as Dec said: "He's having the time of his life over there.

"I've always wanted to be a director who tells the cameramen what to do, that's more me."

Ant laughed: "Oh here we go. I'd be out all week when you're the director", as Dec answered: "You be the cameraman and I'll boss you around."

However, as the presenters laughed and joked, Alex pointed out to them that "cameraman" wasn't really the right word to use.

She said: "We have to point out that we have Hayley here on camera, a camerawoman."

Ant apologised for his slip-up, saying: "Yes exactly, camera operator, my bad."

Viewers also picked up on his mistake, with one tweeting: " @BBCTheOneShow Please ask Ant not to refer to cameramen but camera operator #equality "

Another viewer tweeted: "Disappointing that it seems only men can operate cameras! I know it’s an old term and easily flows but surely someone should have corrected it. Especially when you are trying to attract young people, you should be encouraging them all. Men, Woman, Trans…"

On Thursday morning, it was Dec's turn to make an on-air gaffe when he had to leave a Lorraine video interview just moments in to calm his barking dog down and open the front door.

Ant and Dec's interview was drowned out by the sound of Dec's dog Rocky barking as he explained: "Sorry that's Rocky, there's somebody at the door. I'm going to let him out."

Lorraine reassured him that her own dog Angus often did the same thing, while fellow dog owner Ant also looked understanding.

He then got up and left the interview, later returning to say that whoever had been at the door was no one "exciting".

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