This Morning viewers were left hot under the collar during Thursday's instalment of the ITV daytime show.

Hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were back on presenting duty today (October 1) and the dynamic duo chatted to Professor James Logan at the top of the show about dogs detecting coronavirus.

Professor Logan is the Head of Department of Disease Control and Director of the Arthopod Control Protect Test Centre.

He is leading a study to see if dogs, which can already be trained to spot diseases such as cancer, malaria and Parkinson’s, can detect the signs of coronavirus without the need for laboratory testing.

Viewers were quickly distracted from the interview as they spotted something "growing in the professor's trousers".

Taking to Twitter, one shocked fan penned: ""Didn’t realise I’d be looking at a mans trouser bulge at 10am today."

Another added: "Can see which side this dude is hanging in his trousers. It's growing"

"Those trousers are very snug," a third person pointed out.

A fourth posted: "We are all looking at the professors penis."

While a fifth asked: "Did anyone actually pay attention to what the Prof was saying? Slightly distracted?"

The guest later covered his private area with some sheets of paper as the camera switched to Phillip and Holly, who were in the studio.

Prof Logan told Holly and Phillip that his team are short of volunteers with coronavirus.

He said: "We need 675 negative samples, and 325 positive samples.

"Although it does not sound like a lot, it is hard because the numbers [of people with Covid] came down in the UK very quickly."

Prof Logan previously revealed that it is too soon to say if the trial is working.

He told Evening Standard: "In other parts of the world where they are doing similar things, anecdotally there are some positive results.

"Also, a lot of people have contacted us including medical professionals to say, ‘If I walk into a Covid ward I can smell it.’

"And individuals who have had it have said, 'I could smell it on myself' or 'My partner told me they could smell something'. If it is that strong an odour it should be very easy for dogs.

"I think there is something there, and it will potentially be very impactful. But it is early days."

Dogs could also be used at train stations, sports stadiums and workplaces, the professor said.

He continued: "Once we’ve got all the samples, it will take about eight weeks to train all the dogs that we have."

"Then we would be looking to deploy within weeks after that. We are still hoping that we would have the first dogs deployed before Christmas."

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