Ben certainly thrilled viewers though when he pretended to be on the phone to his mum as he and Naga discussed the decrease in landlines.
It was reported five million people have ditched their home phone since 2000 – but Ben isn’t one of them.
He revealed he still calls his mum for a catch up using the home phone and pretended to take a call from her as his co-host watched on baffled.
“This has literally made my day…. so funny! @BBCBenThompson I think you deserve a part on @bbceastenders,” one viewer posted on Twitter.
BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One at 6am.