New Good Morning Britain host Gordon Smart told viewers he had "a number for a good surgeon" for ex-EastEnders actor Joe Swash, following the news that he and wife Stacey Solomon are expecting their third child together.
Joe and Stacey, both of whom also have children from previous relationships, made the exciting announcement in a sweet Instagram post showing the moment soon to be mum-of-five Stacey showed her husband the positive test.
Today's Good Morning Britain had the clip playing while hosts Gordon and Charlotte Hawkins discussed the news, with Charlotte starting the conversation with: "Brilliant news, how exciting for them, they're going to have a busy house aren't they!"
Newcomer Gordon then quipped: "I've got a number for a good surgeon for Joe" adding that it's time for actor to "hang up his boots!"
The remarks were met with gasps and awkward laughter by the studio audience, causing the host to quickly apologise for his comments in between laughs.
And while his jokes may not have landed quite how he expected, viewers at home have taken to social media to share their praise of the new presenter, with many writing that they come he becomes a permanent fixture on the morning talk show.
Taking to Twitter, one former viewer of the show wrote: "Hope you [Gordon] become a permanent fixture!! I might start watching again.if a decent bloke & great presenter like yourself is on."
Another posted: "Another vote from our gaff for the mighty @gordonsmart to become a permanent fixture on @GMB!"
While a third tweeted: "Hope to see Gordon Smart as a regular presenter – a real asset to the show – made what was an ailing show very watchable."
Just days ago Gordon took to Instagram to share the news of his new hosting job, sharing a photo of himself on set, he wrote: "Looking forward to making my debut hosting @gmb this Thursday and Friday with @charlottehawkins1 @itv
"Told my dad about the new gig and he said ‘better get a spray tan, son.’ Good. See you bright and early at 6am, 29th and 30th December. Good Morning Britain!"
In a statement, he also added: "I'm thrilled to be joining the amazing stable of talent, in front and behind the camera, on Good Morning Britain.
"So many of the issues facing the country right now are close to home and I’m relishing the chance to join the debate."
New host Gordon was formerly editor of the Scottish Sun and has presented radio shows for talkSPORT and BBC Radio Scotland.
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