When a man appeared on national television to boldly share his handjob experience… in front of his parents, Fred Sirieix received more than he bargained for.
Even if it’s Christmas, that kind of candour is simply unacceptable.
The chaotic scene occurred on Mo Gilligan‘s final episode of The Lateish Show, which aired as a Christmas special on December 20.
The beloved programme is coming to an end after four years, but it certainly went out with a bang as the 35-year-old comic was joined on his sofa by X Factor winner Leona Lewis, Allan Mustafa of People Just Do Nothing, Joel Dommett, and I’m A Celeb’s Fred Sirieix.
But one surprise visitor arrived when the emcee requested random members of the audience to take the stage and tell their worst ever dating memories.
Lorenzo entered the stage wearing a Santa hat and a ‘pah humbug’ sweater with a drooping dog on it.
‘I took a girl to a burger bar, and let’s just say she went for the off-menu hot dog,’ he began, with a dramatic, secretive hand to his mouth.
‘Basically, she w**ked me off under the table,’ he then revealed to the audience – and the nation.
While Joel raised one eyebrow, Fred raised both in response to the audacious admission.
But it wasn’t over, yet. Oh no. Lorenzo then got some finger guns out to the audience and said: ‘Let’s just say it came with extra sauce.’
Even worse, as Mo read his notes, he disclosed that Lorenzo’s terrible parents were in the crowd, listening to the entire affair.
Yes. The entire thing.
The presenter just stared, stunned, as Fred burst out laughing, and Bleeding Love hitmaker Leona giggled with her head in her hands.
The camera pans to the parents, who appear to be laughing beside the First Dates star and their adorable youngster.
Fans were loving the episode generally, as X user @CravenK7 wrote: ‘Loving the #LateishShow tonight. It’s made me feel very somewhat Christmassy. Larenzo was wild.’
Another stated they were heartbroken to see the programme stop after four years of excellence.
— The Lateish Show (@TheLateishShow) December 20, 2023
‘Such a shame it’s the last @MoTheComedian #LateishShow tonight – this show has top class and is so special,’ wrote @_AartiFicial.
Taking to Instagram last week to announce the news this would be the last episode, Mo said: ‘So, big news to share…
‘After four incredible years, The Christmas episode of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan which, transmits at 10pm on Wednesday 20th December will be my last.
‘I can’t even begin to describe how proud I am of this show. It genuinely changed my life and has created an industry-wide impact. It’s won numerous awards and achieved even more nominations, but it’s the army of people behind the scenes that made it happen who are so important. There are so many moments that I’ll always look back on with so much happiness.
‘From that very first moment at Channel 4 where they took a chance on an ambitious young black creative who just couldn’t find a way into the industry. To endless creative meetings with all the team at Expectation who all worked so hard to try and make something with scale, joy and game changing ideas at its heart.
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‘To every single production team member who worked relentlessly across all 4 series. The epic guests who gave it their all, week in and week out. To the outstanding Compozers and phenomenal MOcalists. All the excellent stand up comedians who performed on our Lateish Introduces platforms and the outstanding individuals who joined as crew for our game-changing Lateish Accelerator Programme.
‘All the brilliant crew and staff at BBC Studios. My incredible team at my production company MOMO G who always push me in the best kind of way. To everyone at Channel 4 for continuing to support me over and over again and most importantly, the viewers – those who have watched us, shared the clips, taken part and supported us for so long. It’s been a huge privilege to bring people into my world every Friday night and just have fun.
‘Next year is a busy one for me but I’m beyond thankful for what has been achieved and I’ll never take lightly the opportunity that I was given. I promise to keep pushing for more of those opportunities for the next generation of young creatives…
‘… And to that next young Mo, who is just trying to catch a break…To them I say, keep going. Don’t give up. Everything is possible…
‘The Lateish Show proves it ❤️.’