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Harriet The 'Singing' Donkey Refuses To Duet On 'This Morning'

Harriet The 'Singing' Donkey Refuses To Duet On 'This Morning'

ITV hosts Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes struggled to keep it together as the awkward blunder played out in front of them

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

Live telly is one of life's real uncertainties, isn't it? You only need to speak to Gemma Collins to figure that much out.

So this morning's This Morning episode was pretty awkward when everyone waited with bated breath for a donkey to perform a duet with an opera singer in the middle of a Galway field in Ireland.

There are so many unanswered questions here but mainly why the fuck were they trying to make a donkey sing in the first place? Quickly following is: how does a donkey even sing?

Well Harriet (the donkey) was about to answer all those questions. Well, if she bothered getting her head out of the food bucket.

This is just too much.

Of course, as expected when you tempt fate, the animal point blank refused to sing regardless of how much she was being encouraged by its owners.

It was due to perform a sing-a-long to 'Ave Maria' but may have been struck with a little stage fright.

Weird song for a donkey to choose - well it seems that opera singer, Orla, may have been behind that bit.

The whole thing made for great viewing. Orla stood awkwardly belting her rendition out and shaking her head as the four-legged friend stood beside made a total ass of her.

If you didn't laugh, I did.

Orla and the donkey in a field in Galway as Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes.
ITV/This Morning

I thought it was bad to watch but imagine if you had to be the go-between to control the entire fiasco. Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes were those very people and they just stood in fits of giggles, struggling to keep their shit together.

As Orla persevered with the song the donkey just stood there trying to get as much food as possible. Yep, we've just laid eyes on our spirit animal I do believe.

Prior to the performance, Phillip Schofield called the inevitable when he said: "This has gotten disaster written all over it! We can do no more than say the very best of luck - off you go."

Rochelle Humes, Phillip's co-host while Holly Willoughby films I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here, said: "Come on Harriet, please!"

Beginning to panic Phillip went on to yell: "It's not going to happen! It's not going to happen! We're going to have to give up."

What do we say? Stay stubborn, Harriet. You do your thing.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/This Morning

Topics: This Morning, Entertainment, TV and Film, ITV, Animals