Good Morning Britain’s Ben Shephard accidentially swears live on air leaving co-stars in hysterics

Ben Shephard’s penultimate look on Good Morning Britain took an ungainly flip after he unintentionally swore stay on-air.

The TV star, 49, was introduced as the brand new common host of This Morning alongside Cat Deeley, and can take up the function subsequent month.

However earlier than he leaves GMB for good on Friday, Shephard managed to show the air blue throughout Thursday’s present when he was speaking to ITV colleague Lorraine Kelly, 64, about what was developing on her present.

Kelly revealed she had a sequence of clothes worn by male leads in interval dramas, together with Colin Firth’s iconic Mr Darcy shirt in Delight and Prejudice.

Referencing the shirt, the Scottish star quipped: “Ben, that was made for you!”

To which Shephard replied: “I assumed it was Wee Willie W***y’s…” earlier than rapidly correcting himself: “Wee Willie Winkie’s nightgown!”

Lorraine Kelly was left in hysterics by the blunder (ITV)

Each Kelly and Shephard’s co-host Kate Garraway couldn’t assist however poke enjoyable at his hilarious gaffe, with Lorraine laughing: “Wee Willie W***y? How very dare you!”

Whereas Garraway, 56, joked: “This Morning is feeling actually good proper now and we find it irresistible, do not we Lorraine!”

It wasn’t solely the ITV star who discovered the blunder humorous however viewers too, who took to Twitter, now X, to say Shephard made their morning.

One viewer wrote: “Wee Willie W***Y! That’s a brand new one #benshepherd #GMB”.

“Ben saying Wee Willie W***y simply made my morning #GMB” one other penned.

A 3rd commented: “Wee Willy W***y? Oh pricey Ben #gmb.”

Earlier within the episode, Shephard took a playful dig at Garraway as he confirmed that Friday will probably be his final day on the couch earlier than he joins This Morning.

First he joked he was “upgrading from Kate to Cat” as his new co-star is way tidier, earlier than persevering with: “Thanks very a lot for the superb messages that I’ve had.

“Clearly, it’s one thing I thought of very, very rigorously as a result of these guys have been my household – for the final 10 years for a few of them and method, method longer for us (Garraway).

“So, it’s not one thing that I’ve taken frivolously but it surely looks like fairly an thrilling alternative.”

He additionally identified that each he and Garraway have been sporting matching blue outfits in “This Morning teal”.

Garraway replied: “I believe subliminally I’m making an attempt to claw on to you, to carry you again. You lastly removed the lead weights round your ankles.”

Shephard advised her: “It’s actually the opposite facet of the wall so I’m actually, actually not going far. Thanks for the superb messages and tomorrow goes to be my final day on Good Morning Britain.”

He and Deely will take over within the wake of the exits of long-time couch hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, who each left final yr.

Shephard and Deeley will host This Morning from Monday to Thursday, with Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary persevering with to current on Fridays.

Each have beforehand offered the ITV daytime present on separate events, with Deeley co-presenting the present alongside Rylan Clark in November final yr.

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