TVNZ's Breakfast team left surprised as uncensored song plays during live broadcast

Publish Date
Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 9:56AM

TVNZ's Breakfast hosts and its viewers were left in shock last week when an uncensored version of DJ Khaled's 'Wild Thoughts' was played live on air.

The song's explicit lyrics, which include multiple sexual references and expletives, played through the studio as the broadcast went to an ad break.

Hosts John Campbell, Indira Stewart and Jenny-May Clarkson looked up in confusion while Stewart raised an eyebrow.

Explicit language is usually bleeped out of songs played on TV, particularly at a time of day when children might be watching.

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When approached by the Herald for comment, a spokesperson for TVNZ said the uncensored version of the song was accidentally played on air this morning.

"We sincerely apologise to our viewers who heard this play out. We take responsibility for getting things right and will take extra care to ensure this does not happen again.

"The song has been removed from the TVNZ 1+1 broadcast and TVNZ OnDemand."

This article was first published on and is republished here with permission.

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