Councillor Paul Crabb wrote to invite Hollywood star William Shatner to Ilfracombe after he claimed the North Devon town was "laced with prostitution" on the BBC show, Have I Got News For You. The former Star Trek actor emailed him to apologise for singling the town out.
Star Trek actor William Shatner has apologised after claiming that a North Devon town is "laced with prostitution".
He mispronounced the name of Ilfracombe when hosting the BBC show Have I Got News For You last month and followed up with the comment.
Ilfracombe town councillor and former mayor Paul Crabb wrote to Mr Shatner's agent to invite him to visit the resort. It was then that the actor emailed to say sorry for singling the town out.