Every time you think ‘This Morning’ has peaked in terms of its weird and wonderful guests, they find a way to best themselves.
In the past, the ITV daytime show has become renowned for covering all manner of unusual subjects, as well as its often accidentally-hilarious interview moments.
However, while we know it’s a bold claim, we think on Thursday they may well have reached a whole new level of bizarre, with the introduction of… Kim Jong-Um.
You never know who's going to walk through the TM studio doors next! pic.twitter.com/R6qeoQB3u0— This Morning (@thismorning) September 20, 2018
And no, that’s not a typo, Kim Jong-Um is actually an Australian lookalike of the North Korean dictator, who sat down with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to discuss what it’s like to impersonate one of the world’s most divisive figures.
And as if all of that wasn’t surreal enough, halfway through the interview he let slip that he’d put in an appearance at the Winter Olympics to try and get himself, in his words, “a shag”.
Phillip swiftly interrupted to apologise for his guest’s use of the slang term, joking: “It may be acceptable in Australia, but not here.”
The impersonator then commented that it had fallen over Valentine’s Day, to which Phillip noted: “And what a romantic you are.”
For those that were curious, it wasn’t a successful mission for Kim Jong-Um, who added: “The cheerleaders loved it, they laughed. But their minders did not take so kindly to me. And the North Korean agents pulled me aside and started physically assaulting me.”
What a story for a Thursday morning, eh? Unsurprisingly, viewers watching along on social media were completely bewildered by the whole thing…
Only on @thismorning would you get a Kim Jong Un lookalike talking about getting a shag 😂😂— Debs (@deb_wilson21) September 20, 2018
😂😂😂 and he said shag on day time televisions ‘This Morning’ is absolute tv gold. I’ve missed out for so long— Fuzz 🇳🇬🇯🇲 (@chuckenislife) September 20, 2018
You could only get a Kim Jong-un lookalike saying he wanted a shag from a cheerleader on this morning. Love British morning tv😂 #thismorning— Chels (@chelseabusby09) September 20, 2018
Some Australian man impersonating Kim Jong-Un has just said he wanted a shag live on This Morning and i don’t think I’ve ever seen Schofe go so white in my life hahaha😂😂😂😂— Becca Green (@becgreenxo) September 20, 2018
Every part of my body is curling up in cringe at this Kim Jong-un feature on @thismorning - then he said shag on live daytime TV. Dead.— Claire Lomas (@claire_lomas) September 20, 2018
Got the morning off work and I've just flicked on the tele to see a Kim Jong Un impersonator say how earlier in the year he hoped his look would help him 'get s shag' live on #ThisMorning 😂 Is this normal?!— Samuel Boyle (@samboyle93) September 20, 2018
Hahahaha as if this fellas just said he tried to "get a shag" by being a Kim Jong-Un lookalike #ThisMorning— Bright Inkwell (@capscarfnbadge) September 20, 2018
Kim Jong Un just said ‘shag’ on #ThisMorning— Tom Hinchcliffe (@Tom_Hinchcliffe) September 20, 2018
There’s a tweet I never thought I’d do.
Earlier this month, it was announced that ‘This Morning’ would be receiving a special Bafta for its contribitions to television (and with important discussions like the one above, it’s not hard to see why).
Presenters Holly and Phil will reunite with original hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan at the ceremony next month, which fans of the show will be able to watch on the official Bafta website.
‘This Morning’ airs every weekday from 10.30am on ITV.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.