They often have a wide variety of guests on the show.
And, Eamonn Holmes, 61, struggled to hold on as taxidermist Chloe Lee, 25, sat with her dead cat named Nicki on the couch This Morning, Wednesday, in a segment titled: ‘I’ stuffed my dead cat “.
As the host remained calm, viewers were ‘traumatized’ as Chloe explained how she got into the practice at the age of 14 using a ‘blunt knife’ on a dead squirrel.
Taxidermy is the art of preparing, stuffing and mounting animal skins with a realistic effect.
What!? Eamonn Holmes, 61, struggled to hold on as taxidermist Chloe Lee, 25, sat with her dead cat named Nicki on the This Morning sofa on Wednesday
The young taxidermist explained to Eamonn and his wife Ruth Langsford, 61, that Nicki died at the age of 16, saying, “I’ve had her since she was a kitten. It was one of our cats that had her so I had her since daybreak.
‘I get so much comfort [from the stuffed animal]. I hated to part with the animal, bury it and never see it again.
“Having her in the corner of the room so that I can stroke her if I want to, that’s really great.” ”
Chloe also revealed that she drunk the cat herself, explaining in detail the process and how she had a mental barrier to overcome.
“I stuffed my dead cat!” »Taxidermy is the art of preparing, stuffing and mounting animal skins with a realistic effect
Composed: As the presenter remained calm, viewers were ‘traumatized’ as Chloe explained how she first got into the practice at age 14 using a ‘blunt knife’ on a dead squirrel
Dead cat: The young taxidermist told Eamonn and his wife Ruth Langsford, 61, that Nicki died aged 16
She said, “But because I’ve been doing taxidermy for a while… the fact that she’s pretty and remembered and loved is what got me through. ”
When asked why she hadn’t asked someone else to stuff her cat, Chloe insisted, “Another taxidermist doesn’t know Nicki as I know her, I have some good reference photos. of her.
“Most of the time I saw her sleeping so I wanted this (position). Also, being my first cat, I was afraid to open my eyes in case I was wrong.
Chloe has been practicing taxidermy for 11 years, revealing that her interest was first sparked when she was in a garden center and there was a stuffed bird. This led to discovering taxidermy and asking questions.
She explained, “Back then, it wasn’t really trendy, and I would buy things with my pocket money and go up through the ranks.
Oh my! Chloe also revealed that she stuffed the cat herself, explaining in detail the process and how she had a mental barrier to overcome.
Show and Tell: Chloe has been practicing taxidermy for 11 years, revealing her interest was sparked when she saw a stuffed bird in a garden center (Photo: Chloe’s stuffed bunny)
“I mean I never kill anything and never would. I receive donations and victims of the road. It’s surprising the kind of calls I get. There are some who really like the idea that it is more original, but especially the natural aspect.
“I always grew up thinking about waste and didn’t want to see these animals as food for maggots. Taxidermy is not for everyone and it is good.
Chloe revealed that her first taxidermy project was when she was 14 and found a little squirrel that had died outside.
She explained, “I thought it was so beautiful that I can’t lose it. I had a really blunt knife. I think I was curious and the need to want to preserve this little animal prompted me to do so. ‘
In another awkward twist, celebrity chef Nisha Katona could be heard trying to light a gas stove in the background before her cooking segment, while Chloe spoke.
Professional: Chloe revealed her first taxidermy project was when she was 14 and found a little squirrel that had died outside
Come to think of it, “I had a really dull knife. I think I was curious and the need to want to preserve this little animal prompted me to do so, ”explained Chloe of her first taxidermy experience.
Viewers took to social media to express concern about the taxidermy segment, with one person tweeting, “Was there a trigger warning for that bit of taxidermy? Because there certainly should have been #ThisMorning. ‘
“It would have been nice to have a warning. It’s too raw to see something like this after losing a #ThisMorning pet, ”someone else added.
“Pretty traumatized looking at that stuffed cat then looking at my cat alive right next to me !!” how could you !!! ITV kidnaps it #ThisMorning, ”fumed another viewer.
A fan of the show tweeted: “She had a BLUNT knife… It’s scary. all I see is someone who views this animal as a possession and not a life #ThisMorning. ‘
“Just imagine having your dead animal right there on the plush floor just looking at you… It’s a little selfish to let your animal die in peace and bury it instead of stuffing it for your own enjoyment… It’s scary like f * * k #ThisMorning, ‘someone else snapped.
Social backlash: Viewers took to Twitter to express concern over taxidermy segment