'Get f***** real’ – economist drops F-bomb on Q+A

Kiwi economist Shamubeel Eaqub caused a minor kerfuffle on TV ONE’s Q+A show this morning when he dropped a F-bomb on live television.

Eaquab was part of a panel discussing immigration to New Zealand when he became fired up while discussing reunification policy.

"You’ve got to have a bit of balance here," he said.

"I know Winston (Peters) in particular has a big thing about family reunification, get f***** real."

His comments caused laughter amongst guests Don Brash and Paul Spoonley, while presenter Michael Parkin remarked "whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, that wasn’t expected at 9am in the morning".