Clip is from an old kid’s show called Ministry of Mayhem (Picture: ITV / TikTok @rashidamin007 /CITV)
An unearthed clip circulating on social media shows Holly Willoughby being slapped on the bottom while filming a TV show with presenter Brian Dowling.
In 2004, Holly began presenting ITV show Ministry of Mayhem, which was eventually retitled to Holly & Stephen’s Saturday Showdown.
Initially hosting the programme alongside Stephen Mulhern and Michael Underwood, Ministry of Mayhem also featured presenter Brian, who dressed up as a character called Captain Scarlet.
In a clip that has been shared on TikTok, Holly, who’s dressed in a futuristic bodysuit, says: ‘The next part of Captain Scarlet is coming up really soon.’
She then pushes Brian on his shoulder to face her, as he replies: ‘You’re barking up the wrong tree love, try Captain Black.’
As Holly turns around, Brain slaps her on the bottom, before Holly walks off camera and Brian says: ‘Tight.’
It appears Brian slapping Holly on the bottom was part of their skit.
Several social media users remarked that in their opinion, an interaction such as this wouldn’t be allowed on TV today.
‘Wouldn’t get away that these days,’ one person commented in disbelief.
‘He got away with so much back then. Imagine doing it now,’ another said.
Someone else questioned the fact that Holly being slapped on the bottom occurred on a children’s show, writing: ‘Is this a kids show? Ffs.’
Brian rose to fame after winning the second series of Big Brother, going on to also win Ultimate Big Brother in 2020.
Before joining This Morning alongside Phillip Schofield in 2009, Holly’s presenting career involved working on several children’s shows, including Xchange in the early 2000s.
She also hosted Fame Academy and Feel the Fear, a challenge entertainment show for kids.
It was recently announced that Holly will be hosting a new celebrity reality show with Lee Mack, called Wim Hof’s Superstar Survival.
The show will come to BBC One in 2022 and will follow a group of celebrities embarking on a journey of self-improvement as they test their mental strength in Europe’s harshest conditions.
Credit: Original article published here.