Lorraine Kelly was left red-faced after her poor choice of words
Lorraine, 57, used the unfortunate term when discussing the Silent Witness actress' new comedy play, Assisted Suicide: The Musical.
The presenter told the star: "You've got funny bones," to which the she jokingly replied: "That's just my medical condition, but thanks for bringing that up!"
Viewers took to Twitter shocked at Lorraine's 'clanger'
Fans were quick to put Lorraine in the spotlight for her unfortunate choice of words
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One person said: "@ITVLorraine 'you've got funny bones' What an absolute clanger."
Another said: "AMAZING clanger on GMB. Lorraine to disabled actress/comedian, tries praising her comedy work with 'you've for funny bones'."
The 44-year-old actress has Anthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, a condition characterised by multiple join contractors throughout the body whereby the movement of joints is restricted, often with joints becoming fixed in a straight or flexed position.
Liz Carr has been vocal about her disability and disabled rights
The actress laughed off the awkward moment
The host commented on Liz's appearance in musical, saying: "You mentioned your condition, but the fact is you're there and you just happen to be in a wheelchair."
In reference to the integration of disabled and able-bodied actors, Liz said: "That's the way it should be."
Liz campaigns for disability rights and has previously spoken about the public perception of disabilities, telling The Guardian: "There is often hypocrisy in our obsession with language.
"Many people use the 'right' language but still see me as a cripple, if you see what I mean. So they use the proper term, but they sitl look at me and say: 'Yeah, but I wouldn't want to sleep with her.'"
Lorraine airs weekdays at 8.30am on ITV.