Good Morning Britain is getting some grief online after Fatboy Slim (real name Norman Cook) was asked a very awkward and ill-timed question on the show today (October 19).
Co-presenter Charlotte Hawkins had been speaking to the superstar DJ about his charity walking marathon, before asking him about his estranged wife Zoe Ball. Norman was palpably uncomfortable and as it turns out, viewers found it ridiculous too.
Charlotte said: "Also we've got to have a mention for Zoe, who's going to be the first female to host the Breakfast Show on Radio 2, after being the first female to host the one on Radio 1 as well.
"It's good going for her isn't it, you must be very proud?"
The musician's response was short and sweet, as he clearly wanted to put this one to bed early.
"Yeah, she's doing well. Well done Zo," he replied.
Check out some of the fiercely confused viewer reactions on social media here:
#GMB Dafuq? That stoopid question to Norman Cook from that dim Hawkins bout his ex wife Zoe Ball. Wtf? Awkward moment & he shut it down subtly.- Marie Wilson (@ALMORAH) October 19, 2018
Why the fuck did Hawkins just mention Zoe Ball and make that interview really awkward? #GMB- 𝙈𝙄𝙎𝘼𝙉𝙏𝙃𝙍𝙊𝙋𝙀 (@CHR1S_) October 19, 2018
What was with mentioning Zoe ball to fat boy slim when they’re divorced???? #gmb- Linzee 🦖🦕 (@Linzee86) October 19, 2018
Well... That was awkward.. She didn't do her research this morning- Sarah (@JadoreMarmite) October 19, 2018
Back in 2016, the pair issued a joint statement on Zoe's Twitter page regarding their separation.
"After many exciting adventures together over the last 18 years we have come to the end of our rainbow," it explained. "We are still great friends and will continue to support each other and raise our beautiful children together, living next door but one. X Zoe & Norm."
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