Gary Numan’s wife Gemma had a confession to make during their interview on Good Morning Britain, admitting the rocker was a ‘pity shag’.
The couple appeared on GMB’s Wednesday episode to discuss their 23-year marriage and Gary’s turbulent electro-pop career.
At one point, the conversation turned to Gary’s financial troubles despite his successful pop career, and how Gemma had to prop up the family.
Host Ranvir Singh said: ‘That was an incredible moment for you Gemma to be the one getting the groceries for the pop star because he can’t afford anything?
Gemma admitted: ‘You know it was sad though because as a huge fan…’
Gary then chimed in: ‘I don’t want pity!’ to which Gemma broke it to him: ‘Well you got a pity shag.’
She then jokingly took it back but the damage was already done.
Viewers blushed and laughed at the x-rated admission made before they had a chance to finish their breakfast.
Radio DJ Jamie East, who was appearing as a GMB guest right after the couple, tweeted: ‘Dunno how I’m going to follow Gary Numan being told he was a pity shag at 8am though.’
Highly entertained by the couple, another viewer weighed in: ‘Pity shag, exploding breasts and jim’ll fix mentioned in one interview. Brilliant from Gary Numan and his Mrs. He did have David Brents grin as well!’
‘Loved the interview. Great couple. I think you got away with the “pity shag” comment!’ one viewer said.
Another reacted: ‘Did she say you were a pity shag.I choked on my cornflakes.’
Elsewhere in the interview, Gemma recalled how she struck up a romance with Gary after attending several of his concerts merely as a lover of his music.
‘Normal fan, my dad worked at the record company so I met him for the first time when I was younger. It wasn’t until my mum dad in 92 that we actually spoke properly,’ Gemma explained.
Gary weighed in: ‘It was Gemma’s mum being ill that made me notice she hadn’t been around as much.’
Gemma then detailed the moment her breasts ‘exploded’ after having cosmetic surgery on them and how the musician came to her aid.
She revealed: ‘We were on a caravan trip, I just had the stitches out. I turned to the kids and they just split open.
‘It did look like a shark attack and Gary did have to hold it together.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.