Alison Hammond criticized by This Morning viewers for acting skills in April Fool’s prank with Dermot O’Leary

Alison Hammond criticized by This Morning viewers for acting skills in April Fool’s prank with Dermot O’Leary

This Morning fans have slammed Alison Hammond’s ‘dreadful’ acting skills after Dermot O’Leary played an April Fool’s prank on her. 

During Monday’s episode, Alison, 49, introduced a guest who claimed to have found out a vase she’s bought for just £1.50 was found to be worth £30,000 on Antiques Roadshow. 

Guest Joanne appeared on the show with her vase, which she said she came across at a car-boot sale. The vase was precariously positioned atop a thin pedestal. 

Dermot, 51, and Alison then interviewed an antiques expert about why the vase was worth so much, at which point he said it was one of just two in the whole world. ‘This has set the art world on fire,’ the expert claimed.

However moments later, Dermot knocked the thin pedestal over – sending the vase crashing to the ground and smashing into pieces. 

This Morning fans slammed Alison Hammond 's 'dreadful acting' after Dermot O'Leary played an April Fool's prank on her on Monday's show

This Morning fans slammed Alison Hammond ‘s ‘dreadful acting’ after Dermot O’Leary played an April Fool’s prank on her on Monday’s show

The TV presenter, 49, was left shrieking after believing Dermot had smashed a vase valued at £30,000 on Antiques Roadshow

The TV presenter, 49, was left shrieking after believing Dermot had smashed a vase valued at £30,000 on Antiques Roadshow

Alison let out a shriek and Joanne cupped her face in her hands, looking completely distraught.

‘Oh my god,’ Alison said as she walked over to a very-distressed Joanne. ‘Are you actually joking?’

Appearing stunned over what he had done, Dermot said: ‘No I’m so sorry I’ll pay for it. I’ve only got one thing to say…’

He then trailed off before yelling ‘April Fools!’ and pointing at Alison, as the TV Screens lit up with the words sprawled everywhere. ‘Welcome back Alison,’ Dermot said. 

Alison’s jaw dropped as she realised both Dermot and Joanne had been involved and that she had been the subject of the prank. ‘That is so not funny,’ she said.

‘All weekend I’ve been going well if I turn around like that,’ Dermot said, before pointing to Joanne and saying: ‘You are sensational by the way.’

Alison said: ‘Do you know what I actually felt sick. I was going to start crying. I didn’t know what to even say. That’s so not funny. Is this not real?’

‘No she’s an actress,’ Dermot said, pointing to Joanne, before confirming that her real name was in fact Vanessa. 

Dermot knocked the thin pedestal over - sending the vase crashing to the ground and smashing into pieces

Dermot knocked the thin pedestal over – sending the vase crashing to the ground and smashing into pieces

Alison let out a shriek and Joanne cupped her face in her hands, looking completely distraught

Alison let out a shriek and Joanne cupped her face in her hands, looking completely distraught 

Alison's jaw dropped as she realised both Dermot and Joanne had been involved and that she had been the subject of the prank

Alison’s jaw dropped as she realised both Dermot and Joanne had been involved and that she had been the subject of the prank

Guest Joanne appeared on the show with her vase, which she said she came across at a car-boot sale

Guest Joanne appeared on the show with her vase, which she said she came across at a car-boot sale

‘I’m Vanessa and I’m going to take a bit as a souvenir,’ Vanessa joked, picking up a piece of the vase. ‘It’s very valuable.’

But viewers of the show were not convinced by Alison’s reaction at being pranked and claimed she had known it was going to happen.

Taking to X, formerly Twitter, viewers said: ‘Alison we aren’t dim, we know you knew..you’re no actress that’s for sure;’

‘Alison, your acting doesn’t fool anyone. If you really didn’t know you would’ve let out a few swear words TV or no TV;’ ‘Nobody bought it Alison! Time to move on!!! The acting is dreadful;’

‘Alison will get a Hollywood movie role on the back of the vase moment;’ ‘DON’T BELIEVE YOU ALISON !! You knew;’ 

‘SOOO predictable. I actually muted the TV so I wouldn’t have to endure the upcoming fake gasps.’

But some viewers loved the prank and did believe that Alison had no idea what was going to happen – or commended her acting if she did.

They said: ‘Either Alison really didn’t know, or she’s a good actor I can’t decide. Bit naff though;’ ‘Every single person in the country was invested in that right up until it fell. Nice one;’

‘Oh wow I wasn’t expecting that Love a good #ThisMorning April fools’; ‘Excellent April Fool on #ThisMorning to be fair.’

But viewers of the show were not convinced by Alison's reaction at being pranked and claimed she had known it was going to happen

But viewers of the show were not convinced by Alison’s reaction at being pranked and claimed she had known it was going to happen

Dermot, 51, and Alison had interviewed an antiques expert about why the vase was worth so much, at which point he said it was one of just two in the whole world

Dermot, 51, and Alison had interviewed an antiques expert about why the vase was worth so much, at which point he said it was one of just two in the whole world

But some viewers loved the prank and did believe that Alison had no idea what was going to happen - or commended her acting if she did

But some viewers loved the prank and did believe that Alison had no idea what was going to happen – or commended her acting if she did

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