Student 'in love with Tetris' tells Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield about 'attractive' game

Natasha Sporn

This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were joined via live link on Monday by a student professing to be in love with a game of Tetris.

Viewers were left baffled as Noorul Mahjabeen Hassan, from Jacksonville in Florida, told the presenters that she finds the cartridge game “really beautiful and so attractive”.

Hassan, who likes to be known as Fractal Tetris Huracan, opened up to presenters about how she first started feeling attracted to inanimate objects like iPods and treadmills when she was seven-years-old.

The 20-year-old explained: “It was kind of confusing. I didn’t really understand what was going on. I discovered that there was a support group that really helped me out.”

Before Tetris, the maths student was in a relationship with Pierre, a calculator, until he broke.

Hassan explained: “I thought that Pierre was really beautiful and I loved the buttons on him and the trackpad was beautiful. I just loved his function.”

But then “strong and handsome” took Hassan’s attention and sometimes she can spend up to 12 hours a day playing the game.

She told the show: "Love is not something you can explain. Honestly part of it is that clearing lines satisfies me, he’s just really beautiful. I find him so attractive."

Asked about the nature of their relationship by Schofield, Hassan explained that it was “very intimate” and that she really would like to marry the game.

The interview received a mixed reception from viewers, with many slamming the show for “exploiting mental health issues” and “hitting an all-time low”.

Evening Standard Online have contacted ITV for comment.