Dermot O’Leary made quite an appearance on This Morning today, arriving in the world’s smallest car and it was certainly a hilarious sight.
Driving into the studio, Dermot demonstrated the world’s smallest car – a blue Peel P50 with a tiny engine and a five-liter gas tank.
It was so tiny, in fact, that later in the segment, Dermot was dragged off set while still in the car by the owner, Alex Orchin, in a moment Dermot was scathingly described as “emasculating.”
The car, which can only reach speeds of 23mph but can actually cover a distance of 100 miles (London to Birmingham, as co-host Alison Hammond pointed out), costs less than a tenner to fill up on petrol.
But one thing it doesn’t do is reverse, and it seems the easiest way to reverse is to just pull the P50 from behind.
To demonstrate, Dermot got back in the car and said, “Just in case it couldn’t be more emasculating!”
Car owner Alex then seemingly effortlessly picked up the back of the tiny car and pulled it backwards, with the former X Factor host still in the driver’s seat.
“There is absolutely no turning back?” Alison asked before Dermot confirmed, ‘No, so this has to happen.’
Alex added, “If I need to move Dermot, I just pick him up and take him off.”
Alison was in hysterics when Dermot waved while being carried away, and some viewers compared the scene to children’s toy cars.
Speaking about his tiny tricycle, Alex revealed last week: “The car always draws attention – it’s pretty stunning because it’s just a tiny car to me.
“It’s a lot smaller than you think – everyone says that when they see the car in person.
“I can stow a shopping bag to the left of the car by the handbrake, but nothing else.”
Alex, who often whizzes around his East Sussex village and snags the tiny parking spaces others vacate, said kids are big fans of his car: “The under-10s in particular go crazy for it.”
Although he might not fit a suitcase, Alex has traveled all over the UK in his Peel P50.
He completed a 1,488 mile journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End last December, arriving just in time for his three week goal – and raising more than £11,000 for children in need.
The P50, featured in an episode of Top Gear where Jeremy Clarkson drove it, was first manufactured in the Isle of Man in the 1960s and was named the smallest production car ever built in the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records.
This Morning airs on ITV from 10am.
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https://metro.co.uk/2022/04/04/dermot-oleary-in-worlds-smallest-car-in-chaotic-this-morning-moment-16401348/ Dermot O'Leary in the world's smallest car in the chaotic moment of This Morning