James Martin leaves This Morning’s Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby in hysterics with rude joke

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James Martin left This Morning presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby in hysterics earlier today.

The TV chef made an appearance on today’s instalment of the popular talk show to talk viewers through his delicious pizza recipe so that fans could give it a go while at home during lockdown.

However, talk show presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were slightly distracted during the informative cookery segment, more interested in a new addition in the chef’s kitchen than the food that he was whipping up.

Over the weekend, the TV chef took to his Instagram page to reveal that he had been renovating his kitchen while at home self-isolating during the coronavirus lockdown.

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And an eagle-eyed Holly and Phil couldn’t get over the huge size of the new clock on his kitchen wall.

"How big is the wall behind you? How big is that clock?" asked a curious Phil.

But not one to miss a chance to a rude joke, James took the chance to make a suggestive comment, saying with a shocked face, "Sorry? What was that?

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"There is a delay in my ear piece you see.. couldn't believe what you said there."

The suggestive joke left Phil and Holly in absolute hysterics with Holly adding, "That's where Big Ben is” as the camera zoomed in on the clock.

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Sharing photos of newly redesigned kitchen on his Instagram page, James revealed that he had moved around his beloved clock to put it in pride of place.

Painting the walls, changing the look of the kitchen today and putting the clock back on screen as it’s been hidden for years 🕰,’ he wrote alongside the post.

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He also shared a photo of the huge clock in the middle of his wall, adding, ‘Took all day...much better I reckon! Swipe to see before’.

We can’t wait to see more of James’s new wall clock during his next recipe segment…

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