DUNCAN Bannatyne has found himself once again the butt of a running joke – after posing in skin-tight jogging gear.
The 66-year-old star shared a portrait of himself in black leggings and a tight long sleeve t-shirt on Twitter this morning.
The former Dragon’s Den judge – who owns a chain of gyms and spas – can be seen pulling a running pose whilst smiling, and captioned the image: “Ready for a quick run to the gym. Coming?”
But the revealing costume has provoked a strong reaction online from the public and celebrities alike.
Manchester comic Jason Manford responded to Bannatyne’s tweet, quipping: “Are you? I’m surprised you still can run in trousers that tight Dunc!”
And other members of his 770,000 plus following also piled in to comment on the less-than-flattering fashion sense of the Clydebank-born businessman.
Richard Mason said: “Usually a big fan of your work, sadly the yoga pants need to stay in the draw.”
Another described the image as simply “ludicrous”.
And another Twitter user mocked Bannatyne, using his famous Dragon’s Den catchphrase “I’m out.”
One more – Dean Evans – seemed to have spotted him taking a break shortly after making the tweet.
He tweeted at the star: “You’re in the reception area already #HardlyAMarathon.”
To which Bannatyne snappily responded: “I said a quick run to the gym.”
Bannatyne’s latest bungle comes after a series of social media mishaps in the past few weeks.
In December Bannatyne became embroiled in a row with a 13 year-old boy on Twitter.
The boy tweeted at the star in an apparent request for advice for his own business ideas – but was met with a harsh response.
Bannatyne messaged the boy, saying “Who do you think you are?” and subsequently getting in a spat with a man claiming to be the boy’s father.
And just days later he was again the subject of public ridicule after posting a pic of himself mid-snog with his 35-year-old girlfriend Nigora Windhorn.
He captioned the image: “Good morning, have a wonderful day. I know I will.”
But after Twitter users declared that the image was making them “boak”, he promptly deleted the tweet.