Bob Geldof was forced off air during a live Tv interview on Monday (17Nov14) for swearing repeatedly in response to criticism of his new Band Aid 30 single.

The former Boomtown Rats star was being interviewed on Sky News when he was quizzed about his latest charity collaborative, which is raising money for Ebola relief.

The interviewer told Geldof critics had suggested that if the wealthy stars who featured on the recording "paid their taxes in the right way, we wouldn't need these fundraising singles" and the comment triggered a foul-mouthed response from the musician, who said, "I think they're talking b**locks."

Geldof was then urged not to use any more "colourful language" but he appeared to be furious after the host then read out a tweet which branded the new version of Do They Know It's Christmas? "trite" and "patronising".

He then said, "Complete load of b**locks", prompting Tv bosses to cut the sound and force the star off air, with the host saying, "I'm afraid we will have to apologise for that language again and there we will leave it... I will apologise again for that language."

The first Band Aid single, released in 1984, was recorded to raise funds to tackle the 1984 Ethiopian famine.

The new track, which features stars including Bono and One Direction, is the favourite to land this year's (14) coveted Christmas number one spot on the U.K. charts.