Presenter Andi Peters was reunited with some old friends as he took the helm for the first time on ITV’s Lorraine this week – including Edd the Duck.
With usual presenter Lorraine Kelly on a two-week break, Peters has been drafted in as temporary host, and his first episode saw the TV favourite surprised with some blast-from-the-past guests.
As well as The Broom Cupboard legend Edd, Peters was also surprised by former Live & Kicking colleague Emma Forbes.
Speaking from her home in Long Island, Forbes reminisced about working with Andi on the 90s Saturday morning show, referring to Peters as “my rock”.
She said: “I can honestly tell you, they were the best days of my life, and I say that without a doubt.
“He [Andi] is my rock, he’s been my friend through everything, we went through so many fun times together, through things like New Kids on the Block – who can remember the interview with the band who never spoke?”
Forbes went on to talk about some of the things they got up to on the show.
“He’s much more adventurous than me and we had to do things like open a ride at Thorpe Park and film and I couldn’t open my eyes for the entire ride, so Andi held my hand as I screamed solidly through the VT. It was a ball from start to finish. It was just the best.”
She added: “We had incredible people on [the show] – Cher on for the entire morning, on her own, no entourage, just us three.”
Talking of Peters standing in on Lorraine, she said: “They’re [the viewers] going to have the best two weeks ever, you are television gold.”
Peters’s puppet pal Edd the Duck poked fun at him, asking why Eamonn Holmes wasn’t in the seat instead.
The presenter appeared emotional over the series of surprises and admitted to holding back tears.
Lorraine airs on ITV weekdays from 9am.