Lisa Snowdon, 48, was on hand to offer some fashion advice on today’s edition of This Morning, giving viewers advice on the best face masks they could get their hands on. The presenter was speaking with hosts Phillip Schofield, 59, and Holly Willoughby, 39, from her home in Essex as the ITV show continues to adhere to social distancing rules. However, the fashion expert had to be taken off in the midst of her appearance on the programme as a technical blunder meant it was hard for her co-stars to understand what she was saying.
From today, it will now be mandatory for members of the public to wear a face mask on public transport or they will be refused travel.
Although disposable ones are available, Lisa wanted to show viewers the reusable, washable face coverings which are currently on offer.
The presenter also explained how those watching at home could also make their own with spare fabric they had lying around the house.
As soon as her link was brought on air, however, it was clear the feed and signal weren’t strong enough to hold a clear picture.
With her voice broken and the image blurred, it was decided to take her off air, with Phillip explaining what was happening.
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In the midst of her demonstration, Lisa’s segment was put on “pause” by her colleague, who said: “Since we’ve been doing this show in lockdown, it hasn’t happened very often at all.
“We’ve got a really poor signal here. This happens to families up and down the country all the time,” he added.
The presenter was then removed from the screen, to which Phillip explained: “We’re just going to dial Lisa back now and see if we can improve that signal.”
Low and behold, the feed returned with the picture much clearer as the fashion expert carried on with her demonstrations.
The host told his co-star: “I actually got up, got my phone from the table and I got up and took a picture of you.
“Because your beauty lights are perfectly positioned in your glasses,” he continued, before showing a picture of Lisa with what seemed to be alien eyes on her glasses.
As the fashion expert burst into hysterics, Phillip remarked: “You’ve got alien eyes,” with his colleague mimicking the X-Files theme tune.
Rounding off the segment, Lisa apologised for the signal, before the programme went to an advertisement break.
This wasn’t the only bit of chaos which happened this morning as the guest schedule had to be altered at the last minute.
The hosts were due to speak with the President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, but the politician didn’t take into account the time difference.
As a result, the presenters were thrown into disarray and had to bring some of their other segments forward much earlier than planned.
Joining chef James Martin, 47, to discuss cheese boards, the cook told Phillip and Holly he was “saving them” by speaking with them in an earlier time slot.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.