TV host Bradley Walsh was left stunned during Saturday night’s Blankety Blank when a young at heart contestant revealed her age.
Lollipop lady Irene left many dumbfounded when she confessed she was 81 on the BBC series, which features Peter Andre and comedian Rob Beckett.
During the show, telly favourite Bradley turned to Irene and said: “You look great” to which she responded, “Not bad for 81”.
The admission had the crowd immediately applauding her.
Hilariously, Bradley then asked, “Why does everyone always clap when they say their age?!” which had the audience giggling.
And it wasn’t only Bradley, 61, and the studio audience who were surprised by Irene’s age but also viewers at home, who took to Twitter to express their surprise.
One penned: “Irene looks amazing for 81 #BlanketyBlank .”
“Awww, love Irene, #BlanketyBlank. 81 and still mad. Brilliant!” another shared.
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A third fan wrote: “81?! Bloody hell! #BlanketyBlank.
“Irene if I can be half as good as you in 34 years I’ll be delighted. #BlanketyBlank,” a fourth added.
Elsewhere, Peter Andre left Blankety Blank’s Bradley screaming with laughter after he made an incredibly crude comment about Judy Murray.
The iconic BBC programme often contains a number of innuendos and Saturday evening’s episode was no different, either.
With the game in full swing, Bradley asked the contestants: “Judy Murray really lives a tennis lifestyle, even at home she has ball girls to hand her a blank when she gets out the bath.”
A contestant on the show, evidently happy with his answer of “towel”, revealed his board.
Heading over to Peter, Bradley reiterated the question to the Mysterious Girl singer – though his answer was a little different compared to his competitors.
Reluctantly gearing up to reveal his answer, Peter put one hand on his head – presumably to mask his embarrassment – as his board revealed the word “ball”.
Comedian Ellie swiftly exclaimed: “She’s so into tennis that she has a ball girl to give her a towel.”
Peter, though, bit back, affirming: “Which would have been my second answer.”
Rob then chimes in: “Peter, why would you ever want a ball once you’ve got out of the bath?”
Still bewildered by his response, Ellie added: “Do you have baths in Australia?
Peter then has the whole audience, as well as the contestants, in a rage of laughter, responding: “I’m a shower guy.”