Alison and Dermot O’Leary host the show every Friday and today, they had a woman called Caroline Grills join them via video link to discuss cats being given a curfew in Australia.
Alison smiled as she opened the segment and introduced their guest.
She said: “As Australia begins to ease its lockdowns for humans, another group who has had their movements restricted is cats.
“We’re joined now by Bendigo counsellor Caroline Grills alongside Doctor Scott, we’re gonna kick off with Caroline first.
She added: “First of all, can you just tell us what the current lockdown situation is for cats in Bendigo?”
Caroline replied: “Firstly, can I just correct you, sorry I’m not actually a counsellor, I’m actually one of the managers, so I’m responsible for the animal management team, so I just wanted to make that clear.”
“So you’re the big guns, babe,” Alison quickly replied sarcastically. “You are the big guns, you’re the manager, sorry about that, we’ll get it right now!”
“That’s ok, that’s ok,” Caroline then said as she laughed awkwardly, before there was a weird awkward silence.
This Morning viewers were quick to pick up on the awkward moment and took to Twitter to comment.
“Oh get over yourself love #ThisMorning,” one person posted, while another tweeted: “Alright mate no one really cares what you do. #ThisMorning.”
A third person added: “This is a train wreck of an interview #ThisMorning.”
Other viewers were more baffled by Caroline’s comments about why cats should be kept indoors to protect wildlife in Australia.
“Cats don’t have a right to be here. Heard it all now #ThisMorning,” one said.
Another tweeted: “Nope I refuse to lock down my cat #ThisMorning,” while a third added: “Cats need to be outside they need the environment and freedom. Cats aren’t dogs. #ThisMorning.”
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV and ITV Hub.
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