When he inferred that one of his female colleagues was old, Naga Munchetty couldn’t hold her tongue.
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As the duo presented a news piece on camels at a Saudi Arabian pageant being given Botox to improve their appearance, the subject turned to human cosmestic procedures.
BBC Breakfast sport reporter Sonali Shah chimed in on the subject, claiming that some actresses had taken to getting the injections in their knees.
She explained: “Knees show your age as well as your hands. Hands always show my age.”
“Yeah,” replied the 55-year-old before he realised what he had implied.
“Well, I don’t mean yes, I guess I can see that in general term,” he flapped.
Sonali, 37, didn’t have much to say to the comment but 42-year-old Naga quickly intervened.
She recognised her co-host could be heading in to dangerous territory and encouraged him to keep his mouth closed.
“Be quiet Charlie, be quiet Charlie,” she warned.
The bungling journalist attempted to justify his comments but soon realised it would be futile.
The duo swiftly turned back to the camera as they brushed past the very awkward moment.
“Big hole just been dug,” Naga announced.
Conflict between BBC Breakfast hosts seems to be a regular occurrence this week.
Just yesterday, Louise Minchin and Dan Walker found themselves at loggerheads after Louise aired her controversial opinion over gammon and pineapple.
Dan, 40, took to Twitter to comment that he was ‘appalled’ by her views.
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am on BBC One.