Joe Swash has left Good Morning Britain viewers baffled as he accidentally mispronounced the Prince of Wales’ name, calling him “Prince Chiles”.
The I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp host presented a segment from Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Scotland, on Friday morning as part of the “1 Million Minutes” campaign – which helps lonely people the UK.
Joe, 36, was showing off a special event by Dumfries House to celebrate and help the elderly or those alone at Christmas.
Joe told viewers: “I’m here in the spectacular Dumfries House in Ayrshire.
“It’s an amazing, amazing place. I’ll give you some history first.
“It was built in the 1700s and ten years ago it got itself a brand new owner… the Royal Heiness Prince William, oh yes.
“Wait, not Prince William, Prince Chiles! Sorry Prince Chiles, Prince Chiles!”
Prince Charles made a special visit to Dumfries House and a video showed the royal walking around, meeting a children’s choir and saying hello to everyone enjoying the festivities.
Speaking to one guest, Joe asked: “Was you more taken aback by me than Prince Chiles?” as the women giggled and joked they were.
Although Joe didn’t notice his on-air blunder, viewers watching from home certainly did and shared their thoughts on Twitter.
One person said: “Oi Joe… Who the hell is Prince Chiles??? All those talented tv presenters out there & they choose this horror show. #GMB it’s embarrassing.”
Oi Joe … Who the hell is Prince Chiles??? … All those talented tv presenters out there & they choose this horror show. #GMB it’s embarrassing
— Rebecca Dundon 👄🍸 (@Rebeccadundon1) 21 December 2018
Another wrote: “#gmb Joe swash pronouncing our future king as chiles? After getting wrong name? Give me strength.”
— richard caswell (@MintHaircutting) 21 December 2018
A third added: “Joe Swash confidently telling us all about ‘Prince Giles’ there #gmb #goodmorningbritain.”
— Stuart Pickering (@stupicko1) 21 December 2018
Oh. My. Actual. God. How can Joe Swash be allowed on TV? Who is “Prince Chiles”? How can it be so hard to read the words, “Prince Charles” off an autocue? Is Joe Swash the thickest guy on telly? #JoeSwash #GMB @GMB
— AprilO’Brian (@stoppcnonsense) 21 December 2018
Others loved Joe, with one person calling him a “great presenter” while another called him “charismatic”.
Following Joe’s segment, co-host Ben Shephard quipped: “It’s fantastic that Prince Chiles turned up for that.”
Charles surprised the guests on Thursday when he visited the tea dance.
The event is held every three weeks at Dumfries House and it aims to tackle loneliness.
What did you think of Joe’s blunder? Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think!