YouTube sensation Joe, 27, has been consistently growing in the favourites on Strictly Come Dancing this year, and his chemistry with Australian professional dance partner Dianne Buswell, 29, continues to sizzle.
Last night the pair appeared on popular BBC Two companion programme It Takes Two alongside newscaster Kate Silverton and her partner Aljaž Škorjanec for a catch up on their training this week.
Joe seemed in good spirits ahead of his Paso Doble routine tonight, which will be set to an unusual rendition of Bastille smash Pompeii.
Yet as the conversation turned to the contestant’s choice of outfits, things became unexpectedly saucy.
The guest presenter began: “Speaking of social media, I’ve noticed you’ve been going to the rehearsal room in a full suit.
“Is he turning into Anton [Du Beke]? Is it like Joe du Beke?”
Laughing, red-head Dianne declared: “Turning into Anton, yes. Joseph du Beke we call him now.”
The professional then began teasing the contestant for not shaking things up this week as they perform a more relaxed dance.
“Yeah but he got it wrong this week,” Dianne explained. “Because you know, when you do the ballroom, you can wear the suit.
“But paso… Paso Joe…” she trailed off, clearly unimpressed.
“Yeah not as much,” Joe then replied apologetically.
Seemingly trying to make a joke about Joe’s Strictly attire, Dianne suddenly ordered: “Take off them clothes.”
“Joseph du Beke, it’s got a nice ring to it,” the presenter quipped, completely missing the professional’s comments.
But the implication was clear to viewers, who watched as Joe’s head snapped to the camera in embarrassment.
The internet star pulled a face before shaking his head, swiftly trying to move the moment on.
Unfortunately, Dianne appeared to get the giggles over her awkward demand.
“No I shouldn’t have said that,” she told her co-star quietly.
Also tonight, Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton will be performing Street and Commercial dance to Alicia Keys’ Empire State of Mind part II, while Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev will be doing the Foxtrot to a Natalie Cole song.