Stand-in presenter John Barrowman had his This Morning colleagues chuckling in the studio earlier today after he dropped a clanger while on air.
The I’m A Celebrity star, 52, covered his face with one hand as he realised his words could be construed to have another, saucier meaning.
The accidental innuendo occurred on the live ITV show following a short segment about how viewers could landscape their gardens on a budget.
At one point the presenter of the item light-heartedly mentioned 'using a sprinkle of fairy dust' to complete her horticultural tasks.
Moments later this remark was brought up by Rochelle once the segment was over.
"My little girl would love that - the fairy dust," the former Saturdays singer said.
I love a fairy.
John deadpanned in reply: "I know. I love a fairy."
As Rochelle awkwardly grasped for the right words to follow up on John’s response, he seemed to realise his remarks could be misinterpreted.
And with a few guffaws echoing around the studio from production staff, it wasn’t long before next guest Sara Cox let out a few sniggers, too.
Rochelle, struggling to speak, gave actor John a reassuring pat on the leg before managing to utter: "Okay, he loves a fairy."
She also joked his behaviour may have put Sara off making her appearance on the programme.
"Still to come - start your weekend with Sara Cox," began Rochelle.
"We'll be talking about her brand new TV show... if she’ll chat with us."
Those watching at home seemed to be divided over whether the slip was amusing or not.
"Bless you for being you @JohnBarrowman - 'I love a fairy'," wrote one entertained viewer.
"@JohnBarrowman admits he likes fairies on @thismorning - try not to say that when have a mouth full of tea. Lol so funny," said another.
But another This Morning fan was not so sure.
"#thismorning how do you get some amusing probably innuendo [bleep] out of the word 'fairy'. Zzz," they snored.
And another seemed to agree, suggesting the innuendo may not have been an accident.
“@thismorning blatant [bleep] and fairy references #yawn," they tweeted.
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