'This Morning' viewers criticise 'ghoulish' fashion segment on 'what Princess Diana would wear today'

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Nicky Lilley formerly worked as a Princess Diana lookalike. (ITV)
Nicky Lilley formerly worked as a Princess Diana lookalike. (ITV)

This Morning viewers were taken aback by Thursday's fashion segment of the show as it centred around what Princess Diana might be wearing if she was still alive today.

It came as 1 July marked the 60th birthday of the late royal and fashion icon, who died in a car crash in 1997 at the age of 36. 

However, some of those watching at home described the speculative segment led by Gok Wan as "ghoulish" and "weird".

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The catwalk featured several models including Nicky Lilley who had worked as a Princess Diana lookalike when she was alive. 

Gok Wan presented the segment asking 'what would Princess Diana wear today?'. (ITV)
Gok Wan presented the segment asking 'what would Princess Diana wear today?'. (ITV)

As Lilley showed off a green and white dress, Wan remarked: "So, I think you can kind of imagine this is what Diana would look like right now if she was still with us."

Writing in response to the fashion portion of the programme, one viewer remarked: "I think this is the worst fashion segment #ThisMorning has ever done. Guessing what Diana might have been wearing today is goulish(sic)."

"Jesus. Who thought up this fashion section of what Diana would be wearing if she was still alive. It’s just bloody weird #thismorning," another shared to Twitter. 

A third wrote: "@thismorning Cringing throughout the Poundland Princess Diana fashion segment. Love Gok, but the styling & tenuous concept was dodgy. #thismorning."

"Not too sure about this fashion segment on @thismorning today. What Diana would wear today...just a tad distasteful. #ThisMorning," a fourth viewer said.

Earlier in the programme, hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby had heard from Lilley on what life was like as a lookalike. 

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She said: "Yes I used to do lots of fun things, different jobs all around the world. It was a wonderful few years when I working as a lookalike."

The segment aired on what would've been Princess Diana's 60th birthday. (ITV)
The segment aired on what would've been Princess Diana's 60th birthday. (ITV)

Thursday will see Diana's children Prince Harry and Prince William unveil a statue in her honour in Kensington Palace's Sunken Garden.

The occasion will also be attended by members of the late Princess' close family. 

Watch: Tributes placed at Kensington Palace on day Princess Diana would have turned 60

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