Stevens, 39, was promoting his forthcoming series Gaslit on the show, which revolves around the Watergate scandal and Richard Nixon’s Government in the early 1970s.
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Stevens said: “What you’ve got is a criminal for a leader who is wrapped in a messy war, embroiled in a stupid scandal and surrounded by ambitious idiots and really should resign.”
After that, he jokingly corrected himself: “No, I’m sorry that’s the intro to Boris Johnson.”
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Presenters Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas looked speechless after that moment, with Jenas turning away to suppress a laugh.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Mr Johnson‘s wife Carrie were also fined as part of this.
Mr Johnson has paid his fine and is defying calls to resign from his position.
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The comment drew wide reaction on social media, with former political strategist Alastair Campbell tweeting: “Dan Stevens take a bow …”
Another Twitter user wrote: “Hahahaha Dan Stevens is never getting on the One Show again, is he?”
One person posted: “As if I couldn’t love Dan Stevens any more…he then goes and does this…”
Gaslit comes to StarzPlay on Sunday 24 April.