Holly Willoughby was left in tears on ITV’s This Morning today after an April Fools day prank.
It all started after a makeover of supposed This Morning viewer Carol, who was really an actress.
She appeared on the show with husband Pete, also an actor, to get a new look for her upcoming school reunion.
But the makeover wasn’t quite as Carol expected and she was left in tears.
“It’s a bit of a shock,” she said looking at herself in the mirror.
Phillip Schofield tried to make the best of a seemingly bad situation, revealing to the couple: “We’ve got flowers and a plush day out in London. We’ve booked a table at The Ivy and drinks on the London Eye.
“If you go downstairs you can get into a car we’ve got you.”
However as cameras followed the couple, their car was seen crashing into the studio gates as it left.
As Holly looked on in shock, Phil quipped: “April Fools.”
She reacted: “Are you joking? That’s really awful. I was panicking so much, oh my god that was awful. I can’t believe you’ve just done that.
“That’s the best and worst April Fool’s ever. I hate you all. I’m so relieved it wasn’t real.
“I could feel myself panicking, I had to stop myself from crying, it was heartbreaking. My heart was pounding. My heart! When are we doing the gin item – I need a drink!”
Phil added: ‘I’m so amazed you didn’t swear.
“I looked like a cold-hearted swine as you were telling them to go downstairs and I was thinking no we have to get in the car because we have to stage a car crash.”
This Morning airs from 10:30AM on ITV, Monday-Friday.
Meanwhile, Phil found himself the victim of an April Fools Day prank thanks to Radio X host Chris Moyles.
He encouraged people to congratulate Phil on his ’60th’ birthday, with #happy60thphillipschofield ending up trending on Twitter.
Phil hit back online, joking with laughing emojis: “YOU are an utter s**t!! ??? #not60forawhileyet ??”
For the record, Phil turned 57 today – Happy Birthday!