The One Show was almost left with quite a bit of time to fill tonight, as one of its scheduled guests decided that his introduction was so good that he didn't need to stick around for the interview portion of the chat.
On Friday night's (September 4) programme, One Show hosts Alex Jones and Amol Rajan introduced their guest, Fawlty Towers star John Cleese, with an extensive masterclass video.
In it, the actor opened up about writing the classic BBC comedy series, finding inspiration and the importance of finding the space to be creative.
Unfortunately, with such a brilliant build-up, John was left a little baffled when the hosts finally began to ask him questions, greeting them with a friendly: "Can I ask you something? Why do you bother to have me on the show?"
"No, that was really good what you put together – it was very informative, and I just want to thank you and say what a pleasure it's been," he added, before getting up and making to walk away.
Thankfully, John was only joking and quickly returned, although he admitted that his mind was still on the cricket scores.
"It's where my heart is right now, you're quite right," he told Amol, before adding: "That was a very good little piece. Congratulations!
"I don't know what else I can add. What do you want to ask me?"
Alex then went on to assure John that they had "plenty" to ask him, and the star stuck around for the rest of the show to finish up the interview. Phew!
It's actually not the first time a guest has walked off The One Show under false pretences, as Paddy McGuinness stormed off once before too.
Meanwhile, the show's hosts aren't strangers to a slip-up or two, either. Recent weeks have seen Alex accidentally call EastEnders star Shaun Williamson by his character's name during an interview, while guest host Gethin Jones made a big mistake about Alex's Strictly performance too.
The One Show airs weekdays at 7pm on BBC One.
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