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Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield left in stitches as CHICKENS disrupt This Morning interview

  • This Morning descended into chaos on Wednesday thanks to a group of chickens
  • Julia Smith from Kent told show how they helped her through depression
  • The chickens clucked and squawked loudly will Holly and Phil were hosting
  • Viewers were left in stitches, with one tweeting they were 'crying with laughter'

A This Morning guest has revealed how her unlikely pets – in the form of eight chickens – saved her life when she was suicidal. 

Julia Smith from Tonbridge, Kent appeared on the show with her birds to explain to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield how they gave her something to focus on as she battled depression. 

Unfortunately, as she told her emotional story the chickens' loud clucking drowned out some of Holly's questions.  

The presenters couldn't resist laughing at the chaotic segment, and he said he was finding it difficult to 'concentrate' on the interview.

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were left in stiches at a group of chickens that were on This Morning

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were left in stiches at a group of chickens that were on This Morning

Julia explained that chickens have up to 60 vocalisations and communicate with each other, which is why they were making so much noise on the show.

At one point the chickens all began to cluck in unison very loudly, interrupting Holly's questions.

She said: 'What happened? What did somebody say?'

Julia revealed that the chickens wake her up early every morning, except in the winter when the mornings are darker.  

This Morning viewers said they were 'crying with laughter' at the chaotic interview
This Morning viewers said they were 'crying with laughter' at the chaotic interview
This Morning viewers said they were 'crying with laughter' at the chaotic interview
This Morning viewers said they were 'crying with laughter' at the chaotic interview

This Morning viewers said they were 'crying with laughter' at the chaotic interview

The hosts held two of the chickens on their laps, but had to use a towel because chickens go to the toilet up to 50 times a day.

This Morning viewers were left 'crying with laughter' at the chaotic interview.

One tweeted: 'Holly and phil really do have the weirdest sets!!!!! Chickens gone wild!!!!!'

'My 3 year-old has been imitating the chickens since they've been on This Morning fair to say I've got a headache,' another posted, followed by laughing emojis.

Holly and Phil were interviewing Julia Smith about her life with eight pet chickens

Holly and Phil were interviewing Julia Smith about her life with eight pet chickens

Julia said the chickens saved her from suicide as they gave her something to focus on

Julia said the chickens saved her from suicide as they gave her something to focus on

A third said: '@Schofe face when the chicken moved I'm crying of laughter Hahahahahaha.'

Julia explained that the chickens had helped her out of a dark period of depression during which she considered taking her own life.

Her husband Gordon bought her the chickens to give her something to concentrate on, as she wasn't even leaving the house at her lowest point and she noticed a change within just a few months

Chickens have up to 60 vocalisations and can communicate with each other, which is why they were so loud on the show

Chickens have up to 60 vocalisations and can communicate with each other, which is why they were so loud on the show

She said: 'They arrived and he said ''That's it, they're yours. You've got to get up in the mornings, you got to get out and look after them.'' He's not done anything else since.

'It was a fact that I had to get up and go out, nobody likes to get up at four in the morning to let the girls out, but I did.' 

For confidential support call the Samaritans on 116123, visit a local Samaritans branch or see www.samaritans.org for details 

 

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