This Morning’s Martin Lewis was left confused after Phillip Schofield accused him of swearing during today’s programme.
The money-saving expert joined the ITV show for the phone-in segment, where he advised a 70-year-old caller who was concerned she’d been scammed into paying £93 for a new drivers licence.
Martin kicked off about websites who look like they’re offering the real deal and branded them ‘shyster’ sites, meaning someone or something that is unscrupulous, fraudulent, or deceptive methods in business.
He then accidentally misspoke and called websites ‘websh*tes’, which was pointed out on social media.
‘Apparently according to Philip I swore on @thismorning just now,’ Martin tweeted after the show. ‘Yet I have no idea what I said.’
He later clarified: ‘As I noted shyster isn’t a swear word. Phillip suggested I had sworn earlier. The common view is I may have said web sh*tes accidentally instead of sites.’
Despite the confusion over the alleged expletive, Martin issued some crucial guidance about such sites.
‘Let me just say very clearly to everybody,’ he warned. ‘When you’re doing a search, if it says ad at the top, then it’s an advert.
‘It doesn’t mean it’s there because it’s the right thing for you, it means they’ve paid to be there.’
He added: ‘I call these sites shyster sites. They’re quasi-legal. You see them for passports, Ehics [European Health Insurance] as was, Estas [Electronic System for Travel Authorisation], visa applications, driving licence, DVLA… so what happens is they advertise on search engines and they’re at the top.’
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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