Rishi Sunak awkwardly asked a homeless man if he worked in business as he served him a full English breakfast during a visit to a shelter.
The Prime Minister visited the shelter in London, which is run by The Passage charity, on Friday and helped to serve hot meals.
His interaction with a man called Dean was filmed by broadcasters and Mr Sunak appeared to make a misstep towards the end of their conversation.
Mr Sunak asked: “You’ve been here before, have you?”
After the man replied that he had, Mr Sunak continued: “It is a great place, isn’t it. Superb job.”
The man then asked the Prime Minister if he intended to “sort the economy out” and Mr Sunak replied: “Well, that is exactly what I am trying to do.”
The man then made a comment about “business”, prompting the Prime Minister to ask him: “Do you work in a business?”
The man replied: “No, I am homeless. I am actually a homeless person at the minute but I am interested in business.”Watch: Rishi Sunak has awkward encounter at homeless shelter