Amir Khan left viewers bemused after asking if a woman has ever become a prime minister when the current prime minister of the United Kingdom happens to be a woman.

Khan asked the laughable question (video below) after Georgia Toffolo had been appointed the jungle’s deputy Prime Minister, asking: ‘Is it possible a woman could take over and become the prime minister.’

Stanley Johnson replied: ‘Well a woman would take over because my deputy is a woman’

Khan then said: ‘No no, what i’m trying to say is when your times up can a woman become a prime minister.’

Khan then sent the camp into disbelief and laughter by asking: ‘Has a woman ever become prime minister?’

He quickly backtracked by saying ‘Oh, Margaret Thatcher. S**t!’ without realising the current prime minister is also a female.

Khan was left red faced after being informed by Rebekah Vardy that Theresa May, the prime minister of the UK since June 2016, was in fact a female.

Khan replied sheepishly: ‘Oh and Theresa May. Guys don’t tell no-one that.’

Fans of the show quickly jumped onto social media criticise Khan for his ‘idiotic’ question’ and ask him ‘what planet’ he lives on.

‘Omg what an idiot Amir Khan is. He doesn’t know we have had women prime minsters, including the current one. Words fail me,’ one wrote.

“Has there ever been a woman prime minister?” I think amir was punched in the head too many times in his career,’ another added.

While another said: “Has there ever been a woman prime minister?” Amir… What planet do you live on?!’