HOLLY WILLOUGHBY looked mortified on today’s This Morning after she and co-host Phillip Schofield received a portrait of themselves painted with a PENIS – and refused to “touch” or “smell” it.
The pair were told they have been gifted with the work of art by infamous artist Pricasso on Thursday’s tenth anniversary show.
Holly looked visibly uncomfortable to be in such close proximity to the painting[/caption]
Ant and Dec, who fronted a This Is Your Life-style segment for the duo to celebrate their decade presenting the show together, told them that the painting had been seized by customs at Heathrow Airport.
But today Holly, 38, and Phil, 57, opened the show by revealing that the gift had finally made its way to the studio.
“We are starting the show with some good news, if you can call it that,” Holly told viewers at the top of the programme.
“If you were watching on Thursday…you would have seen that our favourite artist – that’s in inverted commas – Pricasso had generously agreed to paint a special portrait of us,” Phil explained.
At one point Holly covered her face and laughed as Phil tried to explain how Pricasso does his portraits[/caption]
Holly admired the work but refused to come into physical contact with it[/caption]
Holly looked horrified when Phil suggested showing a video of Pricasso in action[/caption]
Pricasso recorded a message for Phil and Holly on Thursday’s show when the painting failed to arrive in time[/caption]
“But after getting stuck in customs, it sadly didn’t make it into the studio – until now,” said Holly.
The camera then panned to the portrait in “all its glory”, as Holly admired the final effort.
“I have to say, he has done very well. it is good,” she said. “I don’t want to touch it, or smell it, it is quite good.”
Phil then reminded fans of the show that 69 year-old Pricasso, who hails from Australia and has appeared on Australia’s Got Talent showing off his skills, has painted them before and that effort is hanging in the show boss’s office.
“He paints with his, er, bits,” Phil explained, trying to keep it PG for his viewers as Holly giggled.
“The more you look at it, the more you see,” Holly added, pointing out how the number ’10’ in the picture resembles genitalia.
Her co-host then told her that Pricasso had sent them a video, sending Holly into a panic as she believed he was going to show X-rated footage of the portrait being made.
“We’re not going to show that!” said the horrified blonde, turning to her silver-haired pal.
“Oh my god, I thought you were about to cue it up!” she added as Phil assured her that wasn’t the case.
“Ok, I was going to say, don’t you dare!” she laughed.
Teasing her, Phil added: “It’s now on a flash drive for your private viewing.”
“I do not want to see that, thank you very much,” Holly insisted.
Richard Madeley sent a message to the pair[/caption]
Robson Green recorded a video on the set of Grantchester[/caption]
Michelle Keegan also sent her well-wishes[/caption]
Dame Joan Collins surprised Phil and Holly with an anniversary greeting[/caption]
Keith and Paddy made the pair laugh with their message[/caption]
On a more pleasant note, the pair then showed some special anniversary messages which they didn’t have time to show on last Thursday’s show.
Well-wishes were shared from Richard Madeley, Robson Green, Dame Joan Collins, Michelle Keegan and Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness.
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“I do remember when Judy and I were doing This Morning that, as the years went by, we couldn’t believe how long we had been doing it,” Richard said.
Added Robson: “The older you get, the better you get…unless you are a banana.”
Dame Joan said: “I wish all of your loyal viewers, like me, many many years to come.”
Meanwhile, Michelle branded their feat “amazing” while Keith said “They only look like they’ve been doing it one and a half years.”
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