Len's rumoured Strictly Come Dancing replacement suffered a major TV gaffe when talking about the beloved head judge.
Appearing on the sofa alongside Holly and Phillip to talk about his career aspirations, Gary gushed continuously about his good friend Len and potential predecessor.
Essentially labelling the ballroom professional as the "mother" of the show, Gary incorrectly enthused: "Len is the matriarch of a family. Strictly is not like anything else I've ever been involved with."
Holly and Phil were slammed during today's This Morning for failing to correct Gary Edwards' gaffe
Gary continuously referred to Len as a 'matriarch' as opposed to a 'partriarch'
Holly and Phil came under fire for not correcting the dancer
Len is that matriarch and you're replacing that matriarch.
He went on: "Strictly is in the blood of the English people, literally Len is that matriarch and you're replacing that matriarch.
"Whoever goes in there, it's not going to be a direct replacement for Len. It's going to be a new beginning. Len is always going to be the matriarch."
However, while some viewers took to Twitter to vent their frustration over the blunder, others slammed Holly and Phil for failing to inform Gary of the error.
".@thismorning why didn't anyone correct #GaryEdwards mistake of describing @GrumpyLGoodman as a #matriarch! Poor man looks pretty silly," ranted one watcher.
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"Please can someone tell Gary Edwards Len is the patriarch of Strictly & not matriarch! He's said it a lot so he needs to know! #ThisMorning," a second added.
However, there were those who overlooked the inaccuracy and instead praised Gary's potential to replace Len.
"Just watched @ballroomgiant on @thismorning and I think he'd be a fab replacement for Len on @bbcstrictly. He certainly has the credentials!" commended one admirer.
Even former Strictly dancer Kristina Rihanoff congratulated the dancer on his interview, as she gushed: "Awesome interview @ballroomgiant on @thismorning! Well done!"
This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV.