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Ben Shephard left red-faced after epic Good Morning Britain blunder

What would John Torode say?

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Ben Shephard was caught off guard after he made quite the gaffe live on air on Friday's Good Morning Britain. During a chat with Gregg Wallace, Ben was forced to apologise after he inadvertently called Gregg the wrong name. Instead, the GMB anchor referred to the MasterChef judge as "John" - no doubt getting confused with Gregg's co-host John Torode. He accidentally said: "It's lovely to see you John." Both Ben and Charlotte Hawkins let out a gasp before he quickly shouted, "Um Gregg". However, taking it in his stride, Gregg jokingly quipped: "It's alright Terry."

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Ben Shephard was chatting with MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace on Friday's GMB

Earlier on in the show, Gregg opened up about his impressive weight-loss transformation, saying: "Let's just say there are certain things you have to cut out. I reduced the booze, I've had to give up fry ups and I exercise more." Over the past few weeks, the food critic has been updating fans of his journey by sharing shirtless pictures. "Early morning body weight holiday programme. How do I look @dannyattheempire," he captioned one picture.

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Last month, Gregg and his wife Anne-Marie celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary. The couple tied the knot in August 2016, in a romantic ceremony exclusively covered by HELLO!. Gregg, who is 21 years older than his bride, married at Hever Castle in Kent in front of guests including John - who was his best man - Lisa Faulkner and Gregg's MasterChef: The Professionals co-presenters, Marcus Wareing and Monica Galetti. "Meeting Anna has brought me what I think I've always been searching for - that big, warm family dynamic and there's real strength in that," he told HELLO! at the time. "I'm very conscious of people thinking I just do this willy-nilly. But we haven't rushed into this – we've been together for three years and I truly have never met anyone like Anna." The groom also added: "Anna was clear from the start of our relationship that she wants children and it won't be long at all before that happens."

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