Rejuvenated Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr has caused more controversy after he praised a British chat show host's breasts live on air.

The Chaplin actor made the outrageous observation during an appearance on UK TV network ITV's THIS MORNING programme yesterday (25APR05) - when he was supposed to be promoting his new album THE FUTURIST.

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly welcomed her guest by saying, "You look fantastic."

Downey Jr, 40, replied, "I was just going to say your t**s look good too!"

A clearly surprised Kelly responded, "Good, I'm glad I've made you happy," before her co-host Jeremy Kyle defused the situation by saying, "Let's move swiftly on... off the chest and onto the music!"

A spokesperson for the show says, "Lorraine didn't take offence, but it was a little bit embarrassing."

26/04/2005 04:34