Emily Atack reveals ‘traumatic’ reason she wasn’t invited back to host This Morning after on-air disaster

EMILY Atack thinks she was banned from ever hosting This Morning again after a “traumatic” live experience.

With Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield away on their Easter break, John Barrowman and Emily filled in for them on the ITV daytime show back in 2019.

Emily Atack was hosting This Morning with her I'm A Celeb co-star John Barrowman when things took a bad turn

Emily Atack was hosting This Morning with her I’m A Celeb co-star John Barrowman when things took a bad turn
The I'm A Celeb stars teamed up to host This Morning in 2019

The I’m A Celeb stars teamed up to host This Morning in 2019Credit: Rex Features
Emily and John were made responsible for 4 week old lambs

Emily and John were made responsible for 4 week old lambsCredit: Rex Features

But despite it being their first time doing the show, the pair didn’t get the easiest ride.

Straight after interviewing five naked members of the public from Channel 4’s Naked Beach, they fronted a segment with live animals.

In an attempt to cuddle one, Emily ended up dropping a lamb as it tried to feed.

“I can’t believe I have just dropped a lamb on national television,” she said on air at the time.

Emily said the error still stings three years on.

She revealed on Jack Whitehall’s Safe Space podcast “Live TV is traumatic.

“I’d just came out of the jungle and me and John Barrowman hosted This Morning, we replaced Holly and Phil for a week.

“I couldn’t believe I’d been left in charge of that. It’s insane.

“It was Easter and we had to play with these lambs on the set. This lamb sat on my knee and just shat all over my leg as I was talking.

“I was like, ‘Oh God, it’s sh*****g down my leg.’ Then this sheep expert was like, ‘These lambs need to be treated very carefully,’ and all of a sudden it moved and I dropped the lamb, it just fell out of my arms and it was lying on its back with its legs kicking in the air, s**t everywhere.

“And everyone was complaining going, ‘Emily dropped the lamb, is the lamb OK?’ I was like, ‘Is the lamb OK? I’ve been shat on, bruv.’

“I was never asked again.”