Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield collapse in hysterics over wildlife blunder

Lucy Quick
·2-min read
Photo credit: ITV/YouTube
Photo credit: ITV/YouTube

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This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby, 40, and Phillip Schofield, 58, were left in hysterics as a seal they featured had a wee live on air.

The duo were chatting to vet Dr Scott Miller about a female seal who has become quite the local celebrity in Barnes, West London.

During the segment, Dr Miller spoke of how the seal pops up on the banks of the Thames nearly every day. As he told the presenters more about the common harbour seal, the animal decided to relieve herself in the background.

As the camera zoomed in, Phil could be heard jokily shouting: "Give the animal some dignity – back off!"

Holly then collapsed in giggles exclaiming: "They always do it don’t they! They can’t resist!"

Phil tried to regain his composure to tell viewers what was coming next, however Holly couldn’t contain herself and the programme cut to an ad break.

Viewers took to Twitter to share how hilarious they found the seal segment, saying: "A seal weeing live on TV has made my morning.”"

Photo credit: ITV / YouTube - ITV
Photo credit: ITV / YouTube - ITV


Before the weeing incident, Dr Miller discussed that the appearance of a seal in the Thames was a positive indication that the river is much healthier than it used to be.

He said: "In the 1950s the Thames was declared as 'dead', but thanks to the reduction of chemicals and sewage, the river now has plenty of fish, which in turn attracts bigger animals like dolphin, porpoises and now seals."

Photo credit: ITV / YouTube - ITV
Photo credit: ITV / YouTube - ITV


Dr Miller had a word of warning for anyone tempted to seek out the famous seal, saying: "Respect the wildlife and enjoy it from a safe distance – seals have a very strong bite so children and small dogs should keep their distance."

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