FILTHY Newsnight shock jock, Jeremy Paxman, was up to his old bad boy antics this week – saying the word ‘c*nt’ live on the flagship politics show.

BBC wild man Paxman, rumoured to be dating Katy Perry, was discussing Government cuts when he made the blunder live on air.

He told viewers: “Cuts here, cuts there, cuts everywhere, one month into the year and already what looks to be the big political theme of 2011 is well established – what will the cuts in public spending decreed by the Government do to us?

“Supposing though, some of the people who ought to be paying taxes so the c*nts aren’t so bad, aren’t actually doing so?”

The legendary pork swordsman hardly broke his stride, a slight raise of his eyebrows the merest hint of a grin the only sign of any wrongdoing.

Paxo has form for swearing on Newsnight after he used the word ‘bollocks’ on an early night General Election special in May last year.

As the 6.30pm programme ended at 7.10pm he introduced the band The XX, with: “We play out with the band of the moment, whose music you may recognise from some of the BBC’s election coverage, The XX. It’s not just because we seem to have made such a bollocks of the simple act of putting an ‘X’ on a piece of paper. Goodnight.”

We’re expecting him to shag Manuel from Fawlty Towers’ granddaughter any day now.