Holly Willoughby red faced after prank by Bradley Walsh live on This Morning

Danny Thompson

Holly Willoughby was left red faced after she was pranked live on This Morning by Bradley Walsh.

The joke happened Monday morning (27 April) as Willoughby and fellow presenter Phillip Schofield were taking calls from viewers live on air.

The segment sees Vanessa Feltz joining the show from her home to take calls from viewers who have worries about home schooling.

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Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield pose with the award for Live Magazine Show for 'This Morning' in the winners room attends the National Television Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on January 28, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

The prank started when ‘Roger’ phoned in to talk about the strict schedule he had set up for his 16-year-old son, which included wearing school uniform and asking permission to use the toilet.

The caller kept calling Willoughby ‘Polly’ and asked if she needed advice on disciplining her own kids in case they stepped out of line.

The call took a disturbing turn when a doorbell was heard and Roger starts aggressively yelling for someone called ‘Audrey’ to “get the door”.

The call drops out and Willoughby is seen looking visibly concerned.

The show cut to the adverts and when it returned Willoughby addresses the camera and says: “We spoke to a family that were having a difficult time in lock down with home schooling.

“We have contacted them making sure everything’s OK and they’re fine.

“We’re just giving them a bit more advice so you don’t need to be worried.”

Schofield can be sees sniggering as she is talking, and when she looks at him questioningly, he says "No, that was not genuine, you have been done again."

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He then added: "It was Bradley Walsh!" The camera then cut to Walsh and his son Barney from their shed at home.

When they explained the prank Holly exclaimed: "Oh my god I hate you all!"

She then added: "There is an element of relief... after that call."

This Morning is on weekdays from 10am until 12:30pm on ITV.