In what is potentially the funniest clip of TV from 2021, TV host Dermott O’Leary was congratulated on his ‘coming out’ by comedian Barry Humphries who mistook him for Philip Schofield.

X Factor host O’Leary was filling in for Schofield last Friday when he was praised for his “bravery” by Humphries. Co-host Alison Hammond couldn’t contain her raucous laughter while Humphries looked somewhat confused.

Dermott handles the situation like an absolute pro. At first attempting to tell Humphries that he’ll inform Schofield of his ‘kind words’, but it seems that he still hasn’t quite caught on.

Petition to have Alison Hammond host every TV show ever, thank you.