This Morning thrown into chaos as Holly Willoughby almost gets sprayed by a SKUNK

4 September 2019, 11:21

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were visited by some skunks on today's episodes... but things didn't quite go to plan

This Morning descended into absolute chaos earlier today, after some visiting skunks almost sprayed all over Holly Willoughby.

She and Phillip Schofield were holding three skunks from Chessington World of Adventures - two-year-old Storm and her two babies.

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Skunks are known by their ability to spray smelly oily substance when threatened, but Holly and Phil were assured by the handler that Storm had only sprayed once in her life.

The skunks threatened to spray Holly and Phil during the show
The skunks threatened to spray Holly and Phil during the show. Picture: ITV

However, things took a terrifying turn when Storm lifted up her tail and bent down, an indictor that they're about to spray.

She then ran away and hid behind part of the set, while Phillip burst into fits of giggles.

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Holly shouted: "Is she going to blow?", while Phil hit back with: "You're such a scaredy cat!".

Thankfully, the presenting duo managed to escape unscathed by the skunk, and were able to continue on with the programme.

Holly and Phil could barely contain their laughter after the incident
Holly and Phil could barely contain their laughter after the incident. Picture: ITV

It was recently reported that Holly and Phil could be sent to replace The Jeremy Kyle Show in a revamped ITV schedule.

The new longer show would see the hosts reading out viewers' "funny letters and emails", according to a report by the Mirror.

ITV bosses are reportedly planning to make mornings "more of a live event", with a 30 minute news bulletin kicking off the day at 6am, followed by Good Morning Britain at 6:30am.

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid would then hand over to Lorraine Kelly at 9am, before Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield took over at 10am.

A proposal given to an ITV focus group reads: “From crying with laughter at naughty pictures innocent kids have drawn to recalling personal funny and relatable anecdotes.

“Nothing is off limits as they talk about the stories and pictures of the day that have grabbed their attention.

“The show would have more interaction between the end of each show and a smoother handover between presenters into the next show.

“Eg. Lorraine may chat with Phil and Holly to hand over each day.”

The Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled after a man named Steve Dymond died days after appearing on the programme.

ITV said at the time: "Everyone at ITV and The Jeremy Kyle Show is shocked and saddened at the news of the death of a participant in the show a week after the recording of the episode they featured in and our thoughts are with their family and friends.

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