Good Morning Britain presenter Ben Shephard was left red-faced after making a crude joke about the show’s weather girl Laura Tobin’s pregnancy.
The host couldn’t help but make a cheeky quip about Laura’s baby bump.
The show showed a segment on a Wimbledon competition before switching back to the studio.
And Ben, 42, was quick to compliment Laura, 35.
He said: “Laura’s dressed for Wimbledon today, look at you in your beautiful floral outfit with your bump.”
Talking about the sport Laura said: “I can’t play anyway – so it’s a good excuse not to do any exercise.”
Ben then took it a step further. Cue the crude joke..
He said: “You’ll be playing swingball like you always do – isn’t that how we got into this situation,” as he burst into laughter.
“I said that out loud, I shouldn’t have said that out loud,” he quickly added.
Laura, who is expecting her first child, wrote on Twitter following the hilarious joke saying: “Swingball @benshephard Ha ha. It wasn’t tennis!”
To which Ben replied: “Haha really didn’t mean to say that out loud!! Honest.”
Laura announced the exciting news on the show last month.
Co-stars Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid were left shocked by the unexpected news as she told them live on air.
Telling the nation, Laura said: “As we head into September, things will be blooming, but it won’t just be my dress, because I’m very pleased to let everybody know that come the end of October, I’ll be having my own little ray of sunshine.
“I am having a baby!”
Susanna, 46, was stunned by the news saying: “I had a tear in my eye.”
Meanwhile Piers couldn’t help but suggest his name for the little tot.
Piers, 52, did however congratulate the meteorologist on Twitter.
He wrote: “BREAKING NEWS: She’s pregnant! That’s @lauratobin1 not @susannareid100..congrats to our wondrous meteorologist! @GMB.”
Co-presenter Charlotte Hawkins was also thrilled by the news.
She wrote: “Breaking news on @GMB this morning – our lovely @lauratobin1 has just announced live on-air she’s pregnant! Big congratulations!!”