ON Thursday’s edition of BBC Morning Live, Gethin Jones found himself upstaged by an unexpected guest – Helen George’s mischievous pet pooch, Charlie. The Call the Midwife actress was slated to discuss her upcoming West End venture, The King and I, but the spotlight was swiftly claimed by her adorable canine companion.
As the trio engaged in a virtual chat, viewers were treated to the amusing sight of Charlie rolling around in the background. Distracted but good-humored, Helen attempted to regain control, apologising to her furry friend, “Sorry, Charlie, Charlie!!! He’s misbehaving.”
Undeterred by the canine antics, Helen valiantly continued discussing her rigorous preparations for the demanding stage role. “Having to sort of train like an athlete for the show really. It’s such a big role, and the dresses are so heavy,” she explained.
However, Charlie had other plans, deciding it was the perfect moment for a bout of self-grooming. Gethin, quick with wit, quipped that Charlie had become the true star of the interview. “You sure are the star of the stage, but quite frankly, Charlie has been the star of today’s Morning Live,” he declared.
Caught in the canine comedy, Helen gasped and playfully scolded her furry friend, “Charlie, stop it!” Gethin, embracing the lighthearted atmosphere, suggested it was time to bid farewell, noting, “Maybe this is a good time to say goodbye. People are still eating their shortbread, Helen!”
Amidst fits of laughter in the studio, Helen, a good sport, apologised, “I’m sorry.” Gethin, donning his game face, directed viewers to catch Call the Midwife on Christmas Day on BBC One and iPlayer. He also reminded everyone that Helen would be gracing the West End stage in The King and I this January.
In the end, Charlie, the unexpected star of the show, left viewers smiling, proving that even the most serious interviews can take a charming detour with a four-legged friend stealing the limelight. Tune in for unexpected laughs and a paw-sitively delightful interview experience!