TV host shaking, in tears after on-air April Fool's prank

Publish Date
Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 6:30PM

If you think you're having a rough time this April Fools, spare a thought for UK TV host Holly Willoughby, who was left in tears after her co-hosts stitched her up live on air.

Willoughby, who hosts popular breakfast show This Morning, was brought to tears after enduring the guest appearance from hell.

Willoughby believed a guest was on the show to receive a glamorous makeover ahead of a school reunion, having been nominated for the opportunity by her "husband".

But the guest burst into tears when she saw herself in gaudy makeup, a crushed velvet pink dress and white cowboy boots, forcing Willoughby to keep a straight face as she tried to assure the guest they could do the makeover again to get it right.

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The cameras then followed the guest and her husband as they got into a car — which promptly crashed with an impressive explosion.

The incident - understandably - threw Willoughby off and she quickly tried to cut to an add break. It was only then that her co-host Phillip Schofield revealed it was actually an April Fools gag.

Willoughby was visibly shaking and revealed: "Oh my God, I was panicking so much. I was really panicking, oh my God, you b — I can't swear."

Between this and Justin Bieber's April Fools faux pas, the end of April Fools season can't come soon enough.