Johnny Vegas may be better known for drinking what comes out of a teapot rather than crafting the crockery it comes in, but that didn't stop him from dropping by BBC Two's The Great Pottery Throw Down tonight (March 16) to show off his throwing skills.
As a former pupil of the show's Kate Malone – and holder of a third-class degree in ceramics from Middlesex University – Johnny was welcomed onto the show to issue a new challenge: make a teapot in under a minute.
And just to prove how it can actually be done, Johnny demonstrated his own skills, crafting a teapot body, lid, spout and handle in 60 seconds.
It may not look the part, but the true test is whether it can actually function as a teapot at all, and Johnny's piece of pottery passed with flying colours.
After impressing everyone with his throwing capability, Kate Malone revealed that another of Johnny's one-minute teapots is currently part of a collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
"After Kate and her mates gave me a third in my degree, it was the only way I could get revenge," Johnny joked.
The remaining contestants then had five minutes to make five teapots, but viewers watching along were far more focused on the revelation of Johnny's hidden skill:
Seeing Johnny Vegas make a teapot on #PotteryThrowdown in a minute is one of the most surreal things I've seen on TV.- akyua (@ImAkyua) March 16, 2017
JOHNNY VEGAS just turned up in #potterythrowdown and made a TEAPOT out of clay in less than a minute.- PaddyFreeland (@PaddyFreeland) March 16, 2017
Send them all the Baftas.
#potterythrowdown and Johnny Vegas, I'm in comedy heaven.- Sally Esposito (@salbourne) March 16, 2017
Johnny Vegas making teapots...not something I expected to see tonight. #potterythrowdown- KLE (@Kaylee_Evo) March 16, 2017
So Johnny Vegas has a degree in Ceramics, you learn something new everyday 😂 #potterythrowdown- Rose 🌹🐝 (@rose_dxwn) March 16, 2017
The rest of The Great Pottery Throw Down saw the four semi-finalists move on from teapots to toilets as the contestants were asked to make a toilet that could be both plumbed and flushed.
Phew. Sounds like thirsty work. Maybe they should relax with a cup of tea?
The Great Pottery Throw Down airs on BBC Two.
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