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Awkward! Eamonn Holmes fluffs up introduction to guest Lee Ryan…

It looks like Eamonn forgot Lee was in boy band Blue

Former blue singer Lee Ryan appeared on ITV’s This Morning to talk about his newfound role on EastEnders.

But as Eamonn Holmes introduced him onto the show, the host made an embarrassing gaffe.

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The 57-year-old presenter introduced the soap newbie as a former Blue Peter star – before co-host Ruth Langsford quickly corrected him.

Eamonn immediately apologising for the awkward blunder Lee, who plays Woody Woodward on the soap, didn’t seem fazed by the mistake.

He said: “Don’t worry, all good.

“I do actually have a Blue Peter badge.”

And it definitely didn’t go unnoticed by viewers watching from home.

Writing on Twitter one said: “Hahaha Eamonn saying Lee Ryan is from blue peter #ThisMorning.”

“Want to try that one again @EamonnHolmes? #newvic #bluepeter #ThisMorning,” another tweeted.

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But it seems some viewers didn’t notice the slip up and were much more interested in praising Lee for his Easties performance.

One wrote: “Having @OfficialLeeRyan on the tv so much at the moment is making my days! Lee you are doing amazingly! #EastEnders #ThisMorning #proud.”

“Love seeing my boy @OfficialLeeRyan on my screen love him so much #ThisMorning,” another gushed.

It was revealed recently that Lee was first offered a role on EastEnders when he was 16 years old.

Speaking to The Sun: “When I was 16 [EastEnders casting executive] Julia rang my mum and said she had a part for me on EastEnders, and my mum said, ‘Sorry he’s just joined a band and signed to EMI.”

But now 33-years-old the singer is the newest “bad boy” resident of Albert Square.

As he spoke to hosts Eamonn and Ruth, Lee revealed: “He’s not really a bad boy. He’s not. He’s more sensitive actually.

“You’ll see it as he continues with his journey.”

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