When Peter FitzSimons appeared on The Project, a question about his wife Lisa Wilkinson was asked, and he was not prepared.
Since last Monday's abrupt exit from The Today Show, Wilkinson has been at the forefront of every media outlet in the country.
While appearing on the panel of The Project, the same show Wilkinson is set to host at the beginning of next year, FitzSimon's was asked innocently by Sophie Monk how the family were coping.
FitzSimon's replied: 'Everything is fine. It’s been an amazing week, but a weird thing when you’re in your footy shorts and t-shirt and you’re taking the rubbish out and [there's paparazzi].'
Just before the interview wrapped however, host Chris Bath threw out a question no one saw coming.
'Pete, just one final question,' she said, seriously. 'I just gotta ask: Is there pay parity in your household?'
The panel broke out into laughter and the studio audience cheered.
FitzSimon's replied, 'I’ll say this: A few people have sneered unpleasantly, [saying things] along the lines of, ‘Nah, nah! Your wife’s humiliating you by earning more!’'
The television host then said he only has one message for his wife when it comes to her earnings.
'Oh please! Humiliate me! Spank me!' he laughed.