Sutcliffe apologized tonight.
"I was offered the opportunity to make a guest appearance on the air. At that time, I exercised bad judgment and accepted, even though I was not in optimum condition to go on live television. I regret that lapse in judgment and my decision and I sincerely apologize," he said.
You have to wonder why the Channel 4 producer allowed him on the air. It seemed pretty apparent that his speech was slurred from the start. Apparently they cut his mic at some point, it sure took them a long time. It's too bad, somebody at Channel 4 couldn't have helped him out a bit, stopped him from embarassing himself. After all he was employed there last year.
Sucks that the Channel 4 general manager doesn't take any responsibilty for the situation and throws Rick under the bus.
Oh well, no harm done, he's a happy loving guy when he's had a few. He didn't say anything offensive and he got a ride home, so it's really a non-issue. It's always kind of funny when these things make it to the air though and it was entertaining.