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Last Updated: Monday, 25 June 2007, 17:23 GMT 18:23 UK
BBC 'sorry' for Iggy racist word
Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop performed a set with his band The Stooges
The BBC has apologised after rock star Iggy Pop used a racist term during the coverage of the Glastonbury Festival.

During a studio interview after his performance, the veteran musician made the remark while talking about visiting shops in north London.

Hosts Jo Whiley and Mark Radcliffe made no on-air apology on Saturday night, prompting three viewer complaints.

A spokesman for the corporation said: "We would like to apologise if anyone was offended."

The rock musician gave the interview after a set with his band The Stooges, which was temporarily halted as 200 fans stormed the stage.

In the interview, the singer launched into a long anecdote about going to Camden, and visiting "Paki shops".

The presenters on the BBC Two programme made no reference to the word after it had been said.


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