It’s no secret that comfort has taken massive precedence over propriety during the pandemic as many of us continue to work from home. Office dress codes are virtually a thing of the past and tracksuit pants have become perfectly acceptable for a meeting – as long as they remain discreetly out of sight.

But Today show host Richard Wilkins wasn’t so lucky with keeping his super casual fashion choice under wraps during a recent video interview with iconic rocker, Sir Rod Stewart.

The 67-year-old entertainment reporter appeared slick and camera-ready from the waist up, wearing a black jacket and dress shirt to chat with the “Da Ya Think I’m sexy?” singer.

But his lower half was telling a very different story. Instead of matching trousers, Richard was sporting a pair of classic Okanui boardies.

Viewers got a good look at the Today show star’s beach-ready outfit when Sir Rod, 76, called him out mid-chat.

Image: Today Show 

“Well, I have to tell the listeners, I’m looking at Richard and he has got a pair of shorts on and you’re only seeing the top half of him,” the Brit legend revealed.

“Come on, Richard. Show the viewers your shorts,” he added with a smile.

Richard gave a nervous chuckle then obliged, standing up to reveal his navy and white boardies, much to Rod’s delight.

Image: Today Show 

Elsewhere in the interview, Rod talked about his new album, The Tears of Hercules, his 32nd release to date which includes a heartfelt tribute to his late father in the song, “Touchline”.

Rod, who was knighted in 2016, recently rubbed shoulders with the likes of Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Royal Variety performance in London.

He has also raised eyebrows in the past for his elite level obsession with model railways – even building this beauty in one of his homes.

Image: Today Show 

This article first appeared on Over60.