Hot on the heels of showing pensioners how to have sex, This Morning has again caused a few ruffled feathers by featuring the show’s resident doctor, Chris Steele, examining a man’s testicles.
The segment was intended to highlight the fact that too many men fail to check themselves for the telltale signs of testicular cancer, and while some viewers praised the show for airing the segment, others were outraged.
The examination – which was carried out on a man wearing only a gown – is part of the show’s Movember campaign, which is spotlighting male health issues.
Click here to watch the segment at This Morning’s micro-site.
One viewer commented on Twitter, “Not usually something I watch but good to see @itvthismorning featuring #movember and demystifying testicular cancer.”
Another added, “well done to @itvthismorning for highlighting testicular cancer – get checking those lil’ wrinkly bits boys it could save your life!”
The Daily Mail adds that another viewer tweeted, “I know it’s for a good reason but watching a mans testicles on this morning was strange #movember”
Another said, “No This Morning, I do not want to see testicles on my TV screen at lunch time.
“Was just talking to my mum and looked up to see full screen testicles on This Morning…bit frightening.”
A spokesperson for This Morning said, “Testicular cancer is an important issue to our viewers and the item and advice offered on today’s programme – which we have covered before with lots of positive feedback – has again generated many positive comments and no complaints.”
What do you think about this story? Is it inappropriate to air such things as genital examinations and sex for the bus pass set in the morning?
Or do you think the show’s just trying to be informative, and anyone complaining is talking bollo*ks?
Let us know!