Phillip Schofield apologises as This Morning guest swears on air

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Watch: Phillip Schofield apologises when guest swears on air

This Morning took a surreal turn on Tuesday after Phillip Schofield was forced to apologise for a foul-mouthed guest during a hilarious segment.

The TV presenter was joined by Josie Gibson, who is filling in for Holly Willoughby after the star tested positive with Covid, to speak with a man who claimed to be the owner of 'world’s largest potato'.

As the pair were speaking to Colin Craig-Brown live from New Zealand via a video link, it was revealed that "Dug the spud" wasn't exactly what Craig-Brown thought it was.

<p>Phillip Schofield had to step in to apologise when a guest on <em>This Morning</em> accidentally swore on air. </p>
<p>Appearing on the morning show to show off a giant 'potato', the guest was told it wasn't actually a spud, prompting him to drop the s-bomb.</p>
<p>Credit: This Morning / ITV / ITV Hub</p>
Phillip Schofield and Josie Gibson apologise after a guest on This Morning accidentally swore on-air (This Morning / ITV / ITV Hub)

Schofield announced that a DNA test had confirmed that the giant "spud" was actually a tuber, which is a large fruit grown on the gourd plant.

The guest ended up swearing when he realised he was losing his Guinness World Records title due to the error.

"It was a bit of a deflation to find out he wasn’t a potato,” he stated while sitting next to the 7.9kg vegetable. "As you walk along through life, these s***ty sandwiches... somebody chucks one in your lunchbox."

Schofield and Gibson immediately burst into giggles and rushed to apologise for the fruity language: "Sorry, sorry, sorry... Sorry about that."

The exchange left viewers in stitches at they reacted to the many unexpected twists and turns during the segment.

"Looks f*** all like a potato ffs. Must as well say a horse is the worlds biggest dog," another commented.

<p>Phillip Schofield had to step in to apologise when a guest on <em>This Morning</em> accidentally swore on air. </p>
<p>Appearing on the morning show to show off a giant 'potato', the guest was told it wasn't actually a spud, prompting him to drop the s-bomb.</p>
<p>Credit: This Morning / ITV / ITV Hub</p>
Colin Craig-Brown appearing live from New Zealand via a video link on This Morning (This Morning / ITV / ITV Hub)

"Perhaps next time grow a real potato! NEXT!!!" one viewer wrote.

Others were simply thankful for the mid-week entertainment with one stating: "I love eccentrics like potato man."

"Colin for new presenter for This Morning! He is brilliant!" another viewer tweeted.

Read more: Josie Gibson drafted in to replace Holly Willoughby on This Morning

Gibson, who is a single mum to three-year-old son Reggie-James, will continue to join Schofield on the sofa, while mother-of-three Willoughby isolates at home

The TV presenter and former Big Brother winner has previously stepped in for Willoughby at the last minute, back in November last year, when Willoughby came down with a stomach bug.

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