A behind-the-scenes look at Holly Willoughby‘s Midsomer Murders debut revealed a few of less-than-ideal acting mishaps.
The 42-year-old broadcaster landed a dream role in the famed British crime series, adding she ‘loved every second’ of it.
Holly made a surprise appearance on This Morning on Friday, just before her summer vacation ended, when stand-in hosts Rochelle Humes and Andi Peters broadcast a unique behind-the-scenes look at the actress in her acting debut.
However, things didn’t go precisely as planned, with Holly confessing to a couple gaffes while recording her appearance.
After sharing her nerves and excitement to get on set, a giddy Holly spoke to the camera after filming a scene, and was left red-faced when she admitted ‘it was a scene I hadn’t actually noticed was in my script.’
She explained she had been ‘so focused on the three lines I had later’ that she had completely missed the part where she was supposed to speak up in a different scene with an ‘excuse me.’
‘Thankfully it was only a shot of the back of my head, so so far, so good – hopefully!’ she added.
Not only that, but the award-winning presenter, who is a long-time fan of Midsomer Murders, confessed that the jitters got to her so much that she botched up going away and fell over.
She grinned shyly at the camera as she admitted: ‘I made it until the very last minute then I fell over.’
Holly took advantage of the occasion to ask seasoned actor Neil Dudgeon, who plays DCI John Barnaby on the programme, for some ‘serious tips.’
He told her that there was ‘no such thing as the perfect line,’ and aided in calming her anxiety by laughing and joking with her before she returned on set.
It comes after Neil discussed Holly’s appearance on Good Morning Britain earlier this week, admitting she was ‘a touch anxious when she initially arrived,’ but towards the end ‘she was great, she was thoroughly professional.’
Holly’s appearance in the legendary mystery series was initially confirmed in 2021, and she will make her debut in an episode titled The Witches of Angel’s Rise.
While she plays herself in the scene, Neil reckons ‘she’s playing a character called Holly Willoughby, I wouldn’t like to say that it’s herself.’The ITV icon had nothing but praise for everyone who took part in her episode, taking to Instagram where she wrote: ‘
Thank you to the whole team at Midsomer Murders for making me so welcome and really looking after me… I loved every second,’ she wrote on Instagram.
‘Tomorrow there is a behind the scenes look at what we got up to on This Morning and then Sunday 8pm the episode, The Witches of Angels Rise broadcasts on ITV.’
She then went on to explain what was going to unfold in the episode, which also stars Neil, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Colin Salmon.
‘Each year, the Midsomer village of Angel’s Rise hosts an annual Psychic Fayre in the vast and gothic Eddon Hall. Founded by the Saint-Stephens family in memory of their late daughter, the event attracts all manner of mediums, psychics and followers of the occult,’ she teased.
‘When a body is found surrounded by ritual symbols on the eve of the gathering, Barnaby must step into a world of self-proclaimed witches to find the killer.’
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