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Carrie Bickmore had a near Freudian slip of the tongue on The Project.

Tonight’s episode of The Project kicked off like any other. The panel – Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar, Waleed Aly and Mamamia founder and creative director, Mia Freedman discussed all manner of things happening in the world today.

After a more somber segment, where Bickmore interviewed the sister of Daniel O’Keefe – the Victoria man found behind a wall cavity in his house five years after he went missing – the team discussed the hashtag #distractinglysexy.

This hashtag went viral last year after women scientists fought back against comments made by Nobel Prize winner Tim Hunt, when he said there was a ‘problem’ with women scientists.

Thursday night's The Project panel. Image via Channel 10.

While on the subject, Bickmore cut in saying Waleed Aly's wife Dr. Susan Carland had texted her.

"Can I just say one thing? You said in that package how your wife is smarter than you, well she's actually texted us to let us know that you didn't know what a motor ..." Bickmore fumbled over her words for a second before concluding,"motorboard was."

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Freedman interjected with, "Motorboat?". The team and audience members fell apart laughing.

Yep, they lost it. Image via Channel 10.

Freedman's seemingly innocent comment was taken as a sexual innuendo by the grown-ups in the room. Because, of course, 'motorboating' is a sexual term referring to shaking your head between a woman's breasts.

"We have Ian Thrope here after the break," Helliar said as the show cut to ad break.

That's definitely not something you hear on prime-time television every night.

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