Ruth Langsford was terrified when she went to the loo on This Morning only to be confronted by a life-size cutout of Piers Morgan.
The presenter, 60, was pranked by a member of the crew during Friday’s episode.
When she returned, husband and co-presenter Eamonn Holmes joked: ‘She squealed out loud in a dark corridor there.’
Having a laugh: A member of the crew on This Morning pranked Ruth Langsford by hiding a life-size cutout of Piers Morgan outside the toilets
Ruth replied: ‘Somebody, and he knows who he is – Elliot, has propped up a life-size cardboard cutout of Piers Morgan in the dark. It’s never been there before.
‘I whizzed to the loo and came back through that dark corridor at the back of the studio and there was this face looming.’
She then turned to Eamonn and said: ‘I thought it was you because it’s the kind of thing you do to me.’
Terrifying: The TV presenter screamed in terror when confronted by the large cutout during a break
Looking guilty: Ruth blamed crew member Elliot for the cruel prank during Friday morning’s episode
He replied: ‘You think I look like Piers Morgan? He should be so lucky. You calm down now.’
The cutout was later brought on to the set, prompting Eamonn to comment: ‘I’m just still upset for my poor wife on her wedding anniversary.
‘This is what she bumped into in a dark corridor. Now that would frighten children.’
He then ordered for it to be returned to Good Morning Britain, saying: ‘He’s on TV quite enough I would think.’
Mistaken identity: Ruth said she initially thought it was husband Eamonn hiding because it’s the kind of thing he does
Surprise: Eamonn joked that Piers should be so lucky to look like him during the segment on This Morning
On Friday’s episode, Eamonn and Ruth celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary.
The presenting couple, who have been together for 24 years, shared the secrets behind their special day.
They revealed their first dance was to Crazy Love by Michael Buble and it took place on the hottest day of the year.
Special day: Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on This Morning on Friday
Eamonn, 60, said: ‘Darling, happy anniversary. On this day 10 years ago we tied the knot it was the hottest day of the year and Ruth couldn’t believe her luck!’
Ruth then joked that even though Eamonn was smiling in the wedding photos, he was baking in his suit.
Eamonn then presented a hamper of tinned gifts to his wife for their special anniversary.
Good haul: In the hamper of gifts offered by Eamonn were a tin of biscuits, canned gin and tonics and baked beans
Tin is the traditional present to mark a decade together and Eamonn bought Ruth a tin of biscuits, cans of gin and tonic, and tins of baked beans and soup.
Ruth also shared a touching tribute to her husband on Twitter with a series of throwback snaps to their happy day.
She said: ‘Loving & laughing for 24 years…Happy 10th Anniversary my darling.’
Presenting friend Rylan Clark-Neal, who calls the pair his TV parents, also paid tribute to Eamonn and Ruth.
Happy together: Ruth shared adorable throwback snaps of their wedding which was the hottest day of the year
Touching tribute: Rylan Clark-Neal shared a nice message to his ‘tele mum and dad’ with a post on Twitter