The beauty of reality television is that anything can happen at any given time. Sure, most reality shows follow a particular format or structure, but almost anything goes within that set framework, especially when it's live. That's something that reality competition fans have known and loved for a long time, and The Voice UK definitively proved how unpredictable things can be when iconic crooner Tom Jones let an uncensored F-bomb fly on the air after a battle round winner was announced. Check out a clip of the incident below to see for yourself.
That's right. Tom Jones didn't utter "What's new, pussycat?" under his breath during that recent episode of The Voice UK. The moment occurred when season winner Mo Adeniran was announced, and everyone stood up to applaud the new champion, at least everyone but Jones, who rose from his chair saying, "Fuck me," in one of the most glorious hot mic moments in recent memory. We're kind of sure that you're not allowed to use that word on television, Tom.
I would be remiss for not pointing out the fact that there's likely a large segment of the population that has been waiting to hear those exact two words from Tom Jones for years. The guy is an absolute legend in the music world from the 1970s and 1980s, and he has become beloved as a famous sex symbol of the era. Sure, it's been decades since his heyday, but I'm sure some of his older fans are glad to finally hear him say those words.
However, the F-bomb wasn't the only unexpected incident that occurred during that episode of The Voice UK. Shortly after Tom Jones let out his expletive, a fan actually rushed the stage as the winner was still in the shock of his win. The moment was so unexpected (and so casual on the part of the fan) that we didn't even realize that it was unscripted until a member of The Voice's security team tackled him off of the stage. Check it out below.
Moments like these have become some of the most fun (and potentially stressful) aspects of live television over the course of the last few years. Unlike scripted television, anything can happen during a live broadcast, which means unexpectedly hilarious incidents are bound to take place at every turn, from Kristen Stewart dropping an F-bomb during her recent hosting stint on Saturday Night Live to a news anchor accidentally letting a similar expletive slip during a news broadcast. Anything can happen when there's no real script, and it's always a pleasure to watch people slip up in grand fashion.
With all of that in mind, I think the last thing left to do is thank Tom Jones for that hilariously unexpected moment. This is the reason that we keep coming back to reality television again and again. For more information concerning all of the most highly anticipated television debuts slated for the next few months, make sure to check out our midseason premiere guide, as well as our summer premiere guide and fill out your TV viewing schedules accordingly!