They tried to predict the sex of the royal baby with a ‘psychic’ banana on Monday.
And on Thursday, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were the subject of ridicule,, when they invited asparagus fortune-teller Jemima Packington onto the show.
Jemima Packington, 62, from Bath, claims to predict the day ahead by throwing asparagus spears in the air and interpreting the pattern they form when they land.
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Giggles: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are the subject of ridicule after ASPARAGUS fortune-teller gave them a reading… (for the second time) on Thursday’s This Morning
Can you see it yet? Jemima Packington, 62, from Bath, claims to predict the day ahead by throwing asparagus spears in the air and interpreting the pattern they form when they land
She said to Holly: ‘I think this looks like you will be having a very nice meeting. Yes a nice meeting. That’s what you’ll have so that’s good.
‘And this here means you will maybe have an argument with someone later today.’
Turning to a rather skeptical Phillip, she said: ‘This is very interesting. You will meet a stranger today and that will be important. Someone you don’t know.’
She said to Holly: ‘I think this looks like you will be having a very nice meeting. Yes a nice meeting. That’s what you’ll have so that’s good’
Giving him an (asparagus) tip: Turning to a rather skeptical Phillip, she said: ‘This is very interesting. You will meet a stranger today and that will be important. Someone you don’t know’
Jemima told him: ‘Yes. Well, no. It’s someone you don’t know and it will be important’
Can you ever have too much? Asparagus was clearly the theme of the day as TV chef Phil Vickery showed viewers how to celebrate the first crop of asparagus with a starter and main course
In high spirits: The pair were rather giddy throughout the show
Phil cheekily replied: ‘I don’t know you, maybe it’s you.’
Jemima replied: ‘Yes. Well, no. It’s someone you don’t know and it will be important.’
But viewers seemed to think the whole thing was a little ridiculous and took to Twitter to express their feelings on the matter.
Spear me the details (haha): Viewers seemed to think the whole thing was a little ridiculous and took to Twitter to express their feelings on the matter
They wrote things like: ‘I bet the Ellen show in the USA is now saying, ‘sh** me, it was a banana on Monday, now its f**in asparagus. These Brits are mental #thismorning.’
‘By looking at that asparagus I see that the lady has f***ing lost it.’
‘You throw asparagus and then she tells you what’s going to happen today wtf.’
‘Im gunna throw a bunch of asparagus about every morning instead of reading my horoscope #ThisMorning.’ [sic]
Asparagus was clearly the theme of the day as TV chef Phil Vickery showed viewers how to celebrate the first crop of asparagus with a starter and main course.
It’s not the first time Jemima has appeared on the show. Calling herself an ‘asparamancer’, she first appeared on January 2016.
While the presenters managed to keep straight faces, viewers on social media were in hysterics over the segment once again, at the time.
Poking fun: Jemima, 60, from Bath also appeared on the show back in 2016 and the hosts struggled to hold back their laughter, before inviting her back AGAIN
Explaining how the process works, Jemima told the hosts: ‘If I was doing a reading for you, I would ask you to cast the asparagus on to a flat surface and from the patterns it reveals I would make some predictions.’
‘Wow,’ Holly replied, but Phillip couldn’t help looking bewildered.
‘Does it work with celery?’ he inquired.
‘No,’ Jemima replied. ‘There’s something about this good earthy vegetable that just picks up the vibrations from everybody.’
‘What do you do when it’s not in season? ‘ he continued. ‘Are you out of a job?’
Jemima explained that luckily for her, the growing season has now been extended and that although she prefers to use local spears, she can also work with imported asparagus.
Phillip Schofield looked unsure and asked if the same process could be carried out with celery. Jemima claimed that celery wouldn’t work because asparagus has better vibrations
The host was still confused and asked Jemima what she did when asparagus was out of season
She even treated the hosts to a prediction for the future, tossing the spears in the air.
Perusing the results, she said: ‘That’s straightforward, absolutely straight as a die, leading from This Morning to the National Television Awards.’
This Morning is up for an award in the Live Magazine Show category at the ceremony which takes place tonight, and Holly appeared delighted. But Phillip still seemed to be unconvinced.
‘Where are you getting that from?’ he asked.
‘There is nothing here that is interfering with your progress,’ Jemima explained, pointing to the pile of spears on the glass coffee table.
Twitter user Aliceoliverxx questioned how the pair were managing to keep it together.
Viewers were amused by Phillip’s range of cynical facial expressions throughout the interview
‘How are they not crying at this woman on This Morning throwing asparagus on the table and trying to tell the future from it,’ she tweeted.
Countless other viewers questioned how they were managing to maintain straight faces.
Miss C praised the pair for being ‘professional’, while Mark Gold said they were ‘both great’ for trying not to laugh.
Sara Golding declared she was crying with laughter when Phillip asked how many spears were required for a reading.
A long list of people questioned how the hosts were managing not to laugh as ‘asparamancer’ Jemima Packington made her predictions
Lyds questioned if people actually take the woman’s claims she could use vegetables to look into the future seriously, saying: ‘Do people actually believe her?’
Meanwhile, Tom Williams joked about how embarrassing it could be to be the child of an ‘asparamancer’, writing: ‘Imagine if that was your mam.’
Amanda Brown declared it ‘the funniest thing’ she’d seen, while Dyer_bolical said she was ‘peeing myself’ with laughter.
Ohhaveaword said: ‘I can predict this asparagus woman in full of it and I didn’t have to throw anything in the air.’
Others tweeted pictures of Phillip’s very confused looking face.
‘Paused at fab “you’re a proper nutter” face from Phil to the asparagus lady,’ Emma Bolton wrote.
Spooky Amy shared her own favourite, showing Phillip grimacing and said: ‘His face during The Future Predicted by Asparagus segment was priceless.’
Amused viewers took to social media to comment on the quirky segment, with Jane Beanland declaring it ‘TV gold’ and Amanda Brown saying it was the funniest thing she’d seen
Ali Granger agreed, saying: ‘Think Phillip’s face says it all about crazy asparagus lady.’
Jane Beanland declared the interview ‘TV gold’ and said: ‘I’m off to get a weather forecast with a carrot.’
Damien Douglas pointed out the presenter giving the would-be fortune teller a sideways glance.
‘Not sure if he was convinced by the amazing asparamancer,’ he said.
Lucinda Ball questioned whether the asparamancer had made the right choice of vegetable for her predictions.
‘So asparagus lady didn’t see the season drying up and being out of work. I’d use carrots, longer life,’ she commented.
Louie Loodle claimed he’d consulted asparagus himself for a verdict on the appearance.
‘I asked my asparagus if it thought asparagus lady was telling the truth,’ he said, posting an image of green spears spelling out ‘WTF’, which stands for What The F***.