Stanley, 78, joined actress Mariam, 77, American singer Shelia Ferguson, 71, and darts legend Bobby George, 73, in taking a trip to Russia as The Real Marigold on Tour returned for a new four part series on the BBC this evening.
Although Mariam and Bobby have ventured together in previous series, they were once again joined by Stanley and Three Degrees star Sheila.
At the beginning of the episode, the foursome touched down in the Eastern European country and were given a tour of the home they would be rising in throughout the stay in the Russian town of Petersburg.
However, when Mariam was talking to their host about Stanley’s resemblance to his son and politician Boris Johnson, 54, the former I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! star was less than impressed.
Asking more about his son, Mariam asked Stanley: “What does your son Boris do in the government?,” to which the latter replied: “Well he was the Foreign Minister.”
Turning to their host, Mariam said: “He looks very like Stanley,” making reference to the father and son’s white coloured hair.
Inquisitive about how the pensioner up keeps his colour, Mariam asked: “Is that the natural colour or do you assist it?”
Unimpressed about Mariam’s remark, Stanley was stunned by her line of questioning, telling her: “Oh, for heaven’s sake! I say!
“If I did, I wouldn’t admit to it,” he continued, to which Mariam delved further: “Why not? You should admit to it.”
Justifying his reluctance to speak about possibly dying his hair, Stanley opined: “Well, chaps don’t do that kind of thing.”
“Oh, b*******,” Mariam replied as she laughed off their awkward exchange, but that wasn’t the end of the two butting heads.
Later on as Mariam wanted to learn more about Russia from their host, it was Stanley’s chance to question his fellow pensioner.
Speaking to the host about the country’s relationship with the UK, Mariam said: “What is life like in Russia? Traditionally, our relationship with Russia is difficult, you know, we’re a little bit nervous.”
Confused by Mariam’s questioning, Stanley asked her: “Why would you be nervous Miriam? I don’t see that?”
The actress replied: “I read history and history makes you a little bit nervous of Russia,” to which Stanley replied: “I wouldn’t have thought so, personally.”
Sheila jumped in to give her opinion on the country, to which Stanley remarked: “I can’t help feeling that this is just moving in the wrong direction.
“The idea Russia is a country which is going to take on the whole world, threaten the whole world with rain and destruction is just garbage,” he told the group.
After the foursome spoke with their host, Stanley spoke to the camera away from the group, raising his concerns they would spend their time discussing politics.
However, the tensions didn’t last long as Mariam and Bobby tried out their new motor scooters which would help them with their mobility during the trip.
As well as trying some of the culinary delights Russia has to offer, the foursome were introduced some other pensioners who were participating in sports.
The Real Marigold on Tour continues Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One