Today's Richard Wilkins outed by Rod Stewart mid-chat: 'Show the viewers'

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For many of us working from home during the pandemic, comfort has taken precedence over office dress codes and trackpants are now perfectly acceptable for a Zoom meeting — as long as they stay out of sight.

Today show host Richard Wilkins wasn't so lucky with keeping his uber-casual fashion choice under wraps during his video interview with iconic rocker, Sir Rod Stewart on Thursday.

Today show host Richard Wilkins interviews Rod Stewart via video call. Photo: Channel Nine.
Today show host Richard Wilkins got a surprise during his interview with Rod Stewart via video call. Photo: Channel Nine.

The 67-year-old entertainment reporter was camera-ready from the waist up, sporting a slick 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 hibiscus-print boardshorts. 

Today viewers got a good look at the Channel Nine star's beach-ready attire when Rod, 76, called him out mid-chat.

"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.

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Today show host Richard Wilkins interviews Rod Stewart via video call. Photo: Channel Nine.
Iconic rocker Rod busted Richard for wearing a pair of shorts for their on-camera chat. Photo: Channel Nine.

"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.

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.

Today show host Richard Wilkins shows off his floral print boardshorts during an interview with Rod Stewart via video call. Photo: Channel Nine.
Smart-casual: Richard showed off his floral boardshorts. Photo: Channel Nine.

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