He was invited onto the teatime show to talk about his new film Astronaut.
And Richard Dreyfuss did not seem clear on what language was acceptable to use pre-watershed as he swore during Friday’s live episode of The One Show.
The Hollywood star, 71, decided to share with hosts Amol Rajan and Angela Scanlon, both 35, a story about world renowned director Steven Spielberg which led to him saying ‘bulls***’ live on air.
Oops! Richard Dreyfuss, 71, did not seem clear on what language was acceptable to use pre-watershed as he said ‘bulls***!’ during Friday’s live episode of The One Show
When he made his shock gaffe, Richard was comparing his new blockbuster to Spielberg’s movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, in which he also starred.
In his shock blip, he shared: ‘Steven Spielberg said later that had he been married at the time with kids, he would not have had the ending that we had, he explained. “And I say to that, ‘bullshit!”‘
In a state of shock, Angela blurted out: ‘Okie dokie.’ She then apologised to viewers: ‘Sorry about that little slippage.’ Unaware of his slip-up, Richard continued with his anecdote to then be scolded by Amol.
Shocked: Hosts Amol Rajan and Angela Scanlon, both 35, were left surprised and shocked by the verbal blunder and apologised to viewers
The presenter said: ‘We’re not actually allowed to use that language at this time so we’ve got to apologise for that.’
Reflecting on his bad language, the star replied: ‘Oh, I’m terribly sorry.’
Before teasing that Amol and Angela would lose their presenting gig as a result. He joked: ‘I’m more sorry than they are because I get to just go home. They’re going to get fired.’
Apology: Reflecting on his bad language, the star replied: ‘Oh, I’m terribly sorry’ before teasing that Angela and Amol would lose their jobs for allowing him to swear
Fans took to Twitter to share the funny side of the blunder and how they found it hysterical.
‘Richard dreyfuss on the one show has to be the best bit of tv ive seen in ages’ typed an amused viewers alongside a crying with laughter emoji.
Another amused TV watcher shared online: ‘Haha – Richard Dreyfuss has just said the word ‘bulls***’ live on ‘The One Show’, when talking about an anecdote about Steven Spielberg. Classic!’
Amused: Fans took to Twitter to share the funny side of the actor swearing
One entertained viewer typed: ‘Richard Dreyfuss on The One Show is pure genius. “What bull***.” “Oh, we just have to apologise for that.” “I’m more sorry than they are. I get to go home…they might get fired.”‘
‘For fans of awkward telly swearing, Richard Dreyfuss just let loose a mighty “bull***” on The One Show and the entire interview collapsed’ and ‘Richard Dreyfuss said “bull****” on The One Show and suddenly all was well with the world’ added others.
Elsewhere on the show, Will Young performed and sat on the sofa next to Richard to discuss his new music comeback.
Earlier on Friday, the Leave Right Now hitmaker teased his performance on Twitter, he wrote: ‘It’s a glorious evening for a dance… don’t you think?
Guests: Elsewhere on the show, Will Young performed and sat on the sofa next to Richard to discuss his new music comeback
‘I’ll be @BBCTheOneShow tonight from 7pm!! Meet me outside for a dance…’
Last year, Academy Award-winning actor, Richard confessed he can’t afford to retire.
He told The Daily Telegraph that he attempted to quit showbusiness 14 years ago but realised it wasn’t financially viable.
‘I am going to do it [working] until I don’t have to and hopefully I will find some other sources of income,’ he explained, ‘I am writing and teaching, maybe that will be a way.’
Showtime: The pop idol star sang and dance outside the BBC studios during the broadcast
Dreyfuss won an Oscar and a Golden Globe in 1978 for The Goodbye Girl, in which he played a struggling actor.
At the time he was the youngest ever winner of a Best Actor Oscar.
Dreyfuss told the Australian publication that he worked on a string of films ‘without a break’ until 2004.
Shortly thereafter the Hollywood star announced his retirement and subsequently ‘went to England to go to school’.
But he explained that his retirement plan was cut short by ‘real financial problems.’
Penny-pinching: Last year, Academy Award-winner Richard confessed he can’t afford to retire