Good Morning Britain star Kate Garraway left fans in hysterics – and her co-host Ben Shephard needing a lie down – after wrongly telling viewers that actor Jemma Redgrave was to star as an octopus on stage.
The TV star made the blunder on Thursday’s instalment of the ITV show, as she and Shephard told viewers how they would be chatting to Doctor Who star Redgrave.
The actor is set to star in a play called Octopolis – which Garraway had taken to mean she was actually playing one of the sea creatures herself.
The presenter was introducing Redgrave and said she would be talking about growing up in an acting dynasty and “how she’s played an octopus on stage”.
“Very intrigued by that,” she added.
Shephard looked baffled as Garraway spoke, then exclaimed: “No she’s not playing an octopus!”
“I thought she was!” the TV star replied, as Shephard responded: “No no no no no!”
"Have I got this all wrong?" giggled Garraway.
"That’s why I was so confused in the morning meeting! It was like, how does she play an octopus?"
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Shephard covered his face with his hands as he roared with laughter.
"It’s only my first day back, how has anyone coped?" he teased.
Garraway quipped that everyone was “in therapy”, as Shephard admitted: “I need a lie down!”
He then explained that Redgrave would actually be playing a scientist who looks after an octopus.
Viewers were also tickled by Garraway's gaffe and several tweeted laughing emojis in response.
One posted: "You guys are the Dream Team!
"You bring a smile and a laugh to the start of my day!"
"Oh my days guys that was soo funny, nearly spilt my cuppa," said someone else.
Redgrave will be in a production of Marek Horn’s Octopolis at Hampstead Theatre, which starts this month.
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