Martin Lewis apologises for 'terrible' phrase he used on his ITV showNovember 16, 2023
Martin Lewis apologises for ‘terrible’ phrase he used about children on his Christmas money saving ITV show
- Mr Lewis issued an apology online after he noticed his mistake on his ITV show
Money saving expert Martin Lewis has apologised for using a ‘terrible’ phrase about children during his ITV show.
Mr Lewis aired an hour-long edition of his The Martin Lewis Money Show last night, where he gave tips on saving money over Christmas and shared his advise on looking after expenses over the festive period and beyond.
It was while on air that he said ‘adoptive children or your children’ when talking about families and their Christmas expenses.
Following the show, he posted a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, where he apologised and said he used ‘terrible phrasing’.
Writing on X, the 51-year-old said to his followers: ‘Just realised in the heat of live show I said ‘adoptive children or your children’ – terrible phrasing, sorry. Adopted children are of course your children’.
But many viewers praised Mr Lewis, who has been sharing his money-saving tips on ITV with the public since 2012, for noticing and pointing out the mistake.
It was while on air that he said ‘adoptive children or your children’ when talking about families and their Christmas expenses
One responded: ‘As a father to three adopted children, I wouldn’t be offended at all. The phrasing isn’t terrible, slightly clumsy at worst.
‘Thanks for the apology though and all the excellent advice and carry on with the good work!’
‘Another added: ‘It was a slip of the tongue, you are forgiven, until you mentioned it I don’t think anyone noticed’.
And another said: ‘I have an adopted daughter and I’m not offended. Carry on good sir’.
In the same post, Mr Lewis added: ‘Important tho to highlight many adopted children age 12 to 21’s parent may not know they have a Child Trust Fund poss worth £1,000.
‘So do check on gov.uk to see if you can trace it (other parents who may’ve lost track of it can do the same too).’
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