LONDON—A British weather presenter says he’s sorry after he was caught making an offensive gesture to a colleague on a live BBC broadcast.
Tomasz Schafernaker was seen raising his middle finger at news reader Simon McCoy, who had joked that weather reports were sometimes less than accurate.
The BBC said in a statement Wednesday that it apologized for the incident, broadcast on Tuesday morning on the BBC News Channel.
On his personal blog, Schafernaker says he had believed he was off-camera when he made the offending signal.
He says he was “sorry for any offence that might have been caused.”
Schafernaker, a meteorologist born in Poland, has presented national weather reports for the BBC since 2006.
--The Associated Press