Luke Jacobz’s awkward question on the X Factor.

Being the host of a reality TV show can be a tough gig. You have to be witty, sharp and funny all the time. If you slip up, the show can dive into chaos. No pressure.

Last night the host of X Factor Australia, Luke Jacobz thought he had a witty question to ask one of the contestants after their performance. But, instead the joke kind of stumped everyone.

Contestant, Cyrus Villanueva performed Justin Bieber‘s hit song, Boyfriend and recieved a lot of praise from the judges. He was feeling pretty stoked about his performance.

Cyrus Villanueva performing 'Boyfriend' on the X Factor. Image via X Factor Australia Facebook Page.

Jacobz came on stage to do his usual post-performance interview with the contestant but ended up leaving Villanueva confused about how to answer it.

“Cyrus, I have a question for you," Jacobz started with. "Will you be my boyfriend?” he asked.

There was a pause from Villanueva and a silence that hushed over the crowd. The contestant replied with a confused, "Yours?"

While the studio became silent, social media started asking questions. Fan Sam Foote took to social media and asked if Jacobz had just 'come out' on national television.

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Luke Jacobz confused a few people. Image via @lukejacobz Instagram.

Villanueva's coach, Chris Isaak chose the Justin Bieber hit song for his contestant to perform on the X Factor during it's launch party episode.

Here's Cyrus performing on the 5 Seat Challenge (Post continues after the video)...

All of the judges loved his performance.

The X Factor au judges. Image via @xfactor_au Instagram.

Although Jacobz' question was slightly awkward, there were still viewers who saw the humour he was trying to use.

Chris Gordon-Walker tweeted, "@lukejacobz knows how to make things awkward on live TV. I laughed though.”

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