Steve Harvey was forced to apologise after dropping the F-bomb on Family Feud when NFL legend Bruce Smith delivered one of the all-time baffling answers.
In a special NFL edition of Celebrity Family Feud that pitted legends against current players, Harvey blurted out “what the f***” after Smith’s shock answer.
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The 57-year-old Hall of Famer was asked what tool Captain Hook would use instead of his hook if he were a handyman.
Smith initially answered “hammer”, but with that answer already taken he panicked and blurted out “penis” instead.
Harvey started to move on with the next question before realising what he’d just heard.
“What the f*** did he say,” the host said.
Smith retreated back to his teammates in embarrassment as Michael Irvin and Cris Carter burst into laughter.
Harvey then apologised for his language.
“I swear I’m sorry, that just came out,” he said. “I don’t even know where that came from?”
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Understandably the moment went viral on social media.
“Bruce Smith with one of the all-time great game show, uh, boners,” Rich Eisen wrote.
“And, of course, Steve Harvey meets the moment.”
Poor Bruce Smith is going to be know more for that epic #CelebrityFamilyFeud answer than for all of his sacks lol— Melissa Siegel (@MelissaSiegel89) July 13, 2020
I don’t think I’ve laughed in a long time like I just did at Celebrity Family Feud.. if Virginia Tech legend Bruce Smith isn’t trending on twitter yet.. he will be soon pic.twitter.com/hO5MUcxWGo— Heather Williams (@WCYB_Heather) July 13, 2020
Smith has the all-time NFL record for quarterback sacks with 200 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
He was part of the Buffalo Bills team that played in four consecutive Super Bowls from 1991 to 1994, losing all four.
He was also elected to the Pro Bowl every year bar one from 1987 to 1998.