Tommy Bowe has broken his silence after his awkward blunder on Ireland AM.
On Wednesday’s show, the former rugby star’s co-host Clare McKenna began introducing the next guest to the show Séamas O’Reilly, who would be discussing his new book.
She said: “Author Séamas O’Reilly was just five years old when he and his ten siblings…”, before Tommy cut in and exclaimed: “Ten siblings?!”
Clare then finished her sentence, saying: “…sadly lost their mum.”
Proper David Brent stuff from Tommy Bowe here pic.twitter.com/V1KmiEeHDL
— Rudi Kinsella (@RudiKinsella) August 11, 2021
Upon hearing the news of his guest’s mother passing, Tommy let out an awkward noise, and his reaction has gone viral on social media.
One fan tweeted: “Have watched that Tommy Bowe clip upwards of 30 times and howl every time.”
Another penned: “Oh my god the pain in his face when she finishes the sentence,” while a third asked: “Did you not read ahead on the prompt thingy?? Hilarious.”
Responding to the viral video, Tommy wrote: “Oh sweet Jesus.”
Oh sweet Jesus!!!🤦🏼♂️😬😄
— Tommy Bowe (@TommyBowe) August 11, 2021
The 37-year-old then shared the link to Séamas’ book ‘Did Ya Hear Mammy Died’ on Twitter.
He wrote: “Hope Seamus and his 10 siblings don’t hate me now😬😬 Might as well check out his critically acclaimed book ‘Did ya hear Mammy died’.”
Séamas replied: “Haha, you’re grand! We have really enjoyed it. All we demand is that you buy 400 copies of the book, no stress, seriously don’t worry about it. 500 tops.”
Tommy said: “Ha will get the credit card out 🤣.”
Haha, you’re grand! We have really enjoyed it. All we demand is that you buy 400 copies of the book, no stress, seriously don’t worry about it. 500 tops.
— The Author, Séamas O’Reilly, retweeting praise (@shockproofbeats) August 11, 2021