Holly Willoughby dabbled in acting with a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance on Midsomer Murders, and audiences were unimpressed.
The 42-year-old This Morning host played the ‘Queen of Daytime’ in a mysterious mystery on the famous ITV drama, which she said she ‘liked’ doing.
Fans speculated on her ‘wish come true’ role, with some saying she may be the victim or the killer.
With so much anticipation and the episode filming two years ago, her brief appearance in The Witches of Angel’s Rise left fans wanting more.
As the episode aired on Sunday (August 27), Holly may be seen seated on a throne as the honoured guest at a psychic convention.
DS Winter announced: ‘It’s the Queen of Daytime’, with his partner quickly responding: ‘Gloria Hunniford?’
Unfortunately for Holly, her debut acting role did not go well with viewers, who accused the show of having ‘forced’ lines.
‘How much did Holly Willoughby get paid for appearing for 2 seconds 🤔🤷🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️ #MidsomerMurders?!?!’, said one viewer.
Another took a swipe at the Queen of Daytime title and said: ‘Ah yes, top quality realistic not-at-all-forced dialogue there ITV.’
A third joked: ‘How much did Holly Willoughby pay the #MidsomerMurders writers to get that line in 😂.’
‘Is that the Queen of the Day? ‘As if anyone would say that,’ someone else said.
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After her initial appearance, which consisted of her sat on a throne at a distance, one wondered if “that’s it?”
Holly reappeared later in the show, ready to deliver her lines.
Well, line, solitary, which was thrilling: ‘Excuse me.’
This only added to viewers’ outrage, as one said Holly did ‘sod-all’, while another ranted: ‘So a walking part and spoke no more than two words.’
Some fans were more supportive, with one viewer saying: ‘“Is that the Queen of Daytime?” Yes. Yes it is! 😍.’
Holly herself had been honest and called it a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ appearance in her promotion on Instagram as she shared a behind-the-scenes sneaky peak.
Catch up with Midsomer Murders on ITVX.
Source My Celebrity Life.