Good Morning Britain’s got an exotic surprise on Wednesday’s episode when they thought they had spotted a ‘big cat’ in the background of their competition segment.
Andi Peters hosted this week’s cash giveaway live from Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Hertfordshire, where he took part in a spot of boating.
At the end of his first segment he attempted to show viewers a swan peacefully bobbing on the water.
However on the other side on the bank, viewers tuning in saw a large black shape moving through the trees.
Andi and the crew didn’t see the mystery animal – too busy watching the swan – but people began contacting the show speculating it was a ‘big cat’, prompting even the director to weigh in.
‘Looks like a big cat to me. A Black Leopard or Jaguar. It’s movement is so much like one of those’, one said.
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Another said: ‘If that’s a dog, then I’m staying this side of Hertfordshire!! That looks like very large wild cat.’
‘black panther made it’s way to the UK!’ one viewer joked while another commented: ‘Defo big cat and in the same roam of the previous sightings.’
Andi addressed the mystery on air later on, telling hosts Adil Ray and Ranvir Singh: ‘I have some breaking news of my own. Earlier today we were in this very spot on Bury Lake in Hertfordshire, viewers said that whilst I was doing the competition they spotted a black shaped creature on the banks, that then walked off.
Andi filmed on Bury Lake in Hertfordshire (Picture: ITV)
Viewers noted a black shape stalking off through the trees (Picture:ITV/GMB)
‘We have had a look for you guys, we have looked around, we can’t see anything but obviously you all spotted something on the shores. Could it have been someone walking a dog, the word “wolf” has been used. I cannot confirm or deny.’
He then joked: ‘This is the stuff that Countryfile would love. You don’t get this on Countryfile. Viewers that saw something don’t worry, I am safe. My entire crew is safe and we will continue to look in case it is a wolf or a wolf-like creature.’
Series director Erron Gordon tweeted that he had debated the sighting with two of his colleagues, adding he is ‘certain it’s a dog’.
He said: ‘So myself and two of our fab @GMB team @CameronDLWalker & @xemilymulliganx had a look at this post show in the newsroom and I’m certain it’s a dog, Emily and Cameron think otherwise.’
We’re waiting for the launch of a full scale investigation – perfect material for a documentary series…
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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