Daisy May Cooper couldn’t resist playing a hilarious prank on her book publisher by requesting to stay in a hotel – that has been haunted by the ghost of a dog.
The This Country star is set to release her first ever autobiography, Don’t Laugh It’ll Only Encourage Her, in October and is busy putting all the finishing touches together.
Her publishing agent got in touch about booking hotels for the promotional tour and asked if Daisy had any preferences.
Of course with Daisy being Daisy, she was never going to give a straight answer was she?
In screenshots of the exchange shared on her Instagram, the actress replied: ‘Yes, is it possible to stay in a hotel that is haunted by the ghost of a dog (no preference on the breed of dog but must be a dog ghost) and within walking distance of a sex shop please.’
When the unnamed agent replied with a string of cry laughing emoji, Daisy replied feigning offence: ‘Why are you sending laughing faces?’
Her agent said they found the idea of a dog ghost ‘very funny’ prompting the actress to hit back: ‘I don’t find it funny, I find it massively offensive.’
Daisy was determined to see the prank through to the end and ranted hilariously: ‘Dogs that can’t reach the otherside because their souls are earthbound is extremely upsetting and not funny.
‘One of my hobbies is releasing the spirits of dogs so they can cross over to the otherside. Lots of dog ghosts die feeling massively confused and are unable to cross over. I once released the soul of a pug who was haunting this blokes sofa.
‘Everytime this bloke sat down on it the ghost dog used to bite him in the arse.
‘Then again you would know this as their is an entire chapter on how I work as a dog exorcist in the book. So you obviously haven’t read my book [sic].’
The agent seemed to take Daisy’s outlandish claims slightly more seriously and admitted they hadn’t read the latest draft of the book yet. On the bright side, they had ‘found a hotel in Soho that is haunted by a Victorian man’.
Frankly, it’s hard to tell who’s pranking who at this point.
‘I can’t tell if you are joking or not,’ the agent admitted after Daisy informed them that the haunted Victorian man wasn’t as good as a dog ghost.
However, the penny dropped for the agent when Daisy sent a photo of a dog covered in a white sheet and claimed he was a dog ghost she had exorcised called ‘Wayne Linnekar’.
‘You are a pain in the arse,’ the publisher laughed.
After all that, Daisy reasoned: ‘Just stick me in a travel lodge [sic].’
The real Wayne Lineker applauded Daisy for the joke and commented: ‘That’s a nice start to the week ?.’
One follower said: ‘Daisy I love you, thanks for brightening my day,’ while another declared: ‘You are the best person on Instagram and I think even the world!’
Daisy’s memoir will chart her rise to fame from humble beginnings to success with sitcom This Country, which she co-created with her brother Charlie Cooper and has won several Baftas.
Credit: Original article published here.