Phillip and Holly made a surprise appearance on the hit show (Picture: ITV/Apple TV)
Warning: spoilers ahead for Ted Lasso season 2 episode 2.
The worlds of British pop culture and American TV have continued to collide in Ted Lasso, as several familiar faces, including Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, make surprise cameos in the Jason Sudeikis–led hit comedy.
Ted Lasso stars Jason as a college-level American football coach who’s brought in to coach an English football team in the Premier League, AFC Richmond.
The show has become a smash hit thanks to the heart at its core, with this week’s episode serving up several cameos that have left fans ‘screaming’.
In the second episode of Ted Lasso’s new season, it’s revealed that former Richmond player Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster), who moved to Manchester City, has decided to give reality TV a spin by starring on Lust Conquers All, an homage to Love Island.
Not only does singer Fleur East appear as the host of the fictional dating programme, but after he’s eliminated from the competition, he makes an appearance on This Morning, chatting to Holly and Phillip about his time on the reality series and his football career.
Will Ted manage to get AFC Richmond back into the Premier League? (Picture: Apple)
‘As an obsessive viewer of that one video where they can’t stop laughing, I SCREAMED when Holly and Phillip showed up on #TedLasso,’ one person tweeted.
‘Not Holly and Phillip making an appearance to interview Jamie,’ someone else said in shock.
Another person said that they reckon Holly and Phillip will be ‘buzzing to talk about their cameo’, also adding that their jaw was ‘on the floor’ by the big reveal.
In season two of Ted Lasso, the coach is striving to get AFC Richmond back into the top tier of English football after being relegated.
It was recently revealed that the new season delivered Apple TV Plus’ biggest premiere to date, with six times more people watching the launch of the new episodes than the number who watched the launch of season one in 2020.
The second season of Ted Lasso was made available to watch in more than 100 countries around the world.
Ted Lasso is available to stream on Apple TV Plus.