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Alan Carr apologises after 'being sick' behind This Morning sofa

The comedian tried durian fruit on the ITV show but had to spit it out

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 29: Alan Carr looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 29, 2022 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images,)
Alan Carr was sick after eating durian fruit. (Getty Images,) (Clive Mason via Getty Images)

This Morning viewers were stunned as Alan Carr threw up over the back of the sofa after eating a durian fruit.

The fruit – which is known for its distinctive, strong smell – was brought out after a teaser clip from one of Carr’s TV programmes showed contestants guessing its name.

Comedian Carr said durian “absolutely stinks” but was game when it came to eating some.

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Host Dermot O’Leary also agreed to a taste, but his co-presenter Alison Hammond refused.

Carr looked fine as he bit into the durian, but it seems he quickly regretted his decision, as he turned to Hammond and O’Leary and asked if he could “get rid of it”.

The comedian wasn't impressed by the smell of the fruit. (ITV screengrab)
The comedian wasn't impressed by the smell of the fruit. (ITV screengrab) (ITV screengrab)

Both rushed to get Carr a tissue but it was too late, as he suddenly leaned over the back of the This Morning couch, where he apparently spat it out.

“We did have a tissue but don't worry!" Hammond laughed, as Carr apologised.

"Oh sorry, I thought I was back at home!” he exclaimed.

Grabbing some to tissues to clear it up, he went on: “I feel bad about being sick behind your sofa, I'll clean it up.”

“I'm not a savage!" he insisted.

Alan Carr was sick on This Morning. (ITV screengrab)
Alan Carr was sick on This Morning. (ITV screengrab) (ITV screengrab)

Viewers were tickled by the funny moment, with one tweeting a laughing emoji and saying: “Haaa Alan spitting it out over the sofa.”

“God love Alan Carr,” said another.

“He is brilliant.”

“Never laughed so hard in long ages...” remarked someone else.

Alan Carr on stage during An Evening of Comedy for the Teenage Cancer Trust, at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Picture date: Tuesday March 21, 2023. (Photo by James Manning/PA Images via Getty Images)
The comedian made sure to clean up after himself. (PA Images via Getty Images) (James Manning - PA Images via Getty Images)

However, not everyone was impressed.

“Alan Carr spitting behind the sofa literally makes me feel sick,” sniped one person.

“Why would anyone actually think this is an OK thing to do?”

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Someone else said it was “disgusting”.

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