Ben Fordham left speechless after his son, four, asked him a question about sex

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Channel Nine journalist Ben Fordham was left shocked recently when his four-year-old son, Freddy, asked him about sex.

During a Talking Honey panel discussion on Friday, the 42-year-old revealed his young son had approached him wanting to know where he'd been when his baby sister was conceived. 

'I'm bamboozled by it,' he said, reflecting on his son's curiosity at such an early age. 

Curiosity: Ben Fordham said he was left shocked recently when his four-year-old son, Freddy, asked him about sex

Curiosity: Ben Fordham said he was left shocked recently when his four-year-old son, Freddy, asked him about sex

In addition to Freddy, Ben shares daughters Pearl, two, and Marigold, one month, with his Channel Seven newsreader wife, Jodie Speers.

Ben explained that Freddy had first asked his mother the question about conception, but Jodie didn't know what to say and referred him to Ben.

'It's the first time I've heard Jodie say it, where she's said, "I don't know. Go and ask Dad,"' he said. 

One big happy family: In addition to Freddy, Ben shares daughters Pearl, two, and Marigold (not pictured), one month, with his wife of eight years, fellow journalist Jodie Speers

One big happy family: In addition to Freddy, Ben shares daughters Pearl, two, and Marigold (not pictured), one month, with his wife of eight years, fellow journalist Jodie Speers

'And I've straight away, red flag went up, because I thought, "Well, I've never heard that before..."'

Ben said that Freddy then came over to him and asked why he hadn't been present

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