Marcus the Mystical Pig decided England would win its World Cup opening match, a conclusion it came to by eating an apple with a St George’s Flag on it live on the ITV programme.
His owner Juliette Stevens, a micro-pig breeder, from Heage, Derbyshire, revealed that Marcus’s magic powers came to light when the animal successfully predicted Brexit.
Viewers were baffled by the bizarre segment, with one writing: ‘I love daytime TV.’
Marcus the Mystical Pig decided that England would win its first World Cup match on This Morning by eating an apple with the St George’s Cross in
The show had lined up 12 apples on the floor with six for England and six for Tunisia so Marcus could choose which country would win in a fair way.
Marcus started to grunt and didn’t want to move, so Phil moved two English and two Tunisian apples closer to him so he could decide.
The pig then started munching on an apple with the England flag, much to the delight of Phil.
He said: ‘He’s eating one! He’s gone for England! Well done Marcus, let’s hope that it’s right.’
Viewers were left in stitches at the bizarre segment with one writing: ‘I love daytime TV’
Viewers were in stitches at Marcus’s prediction, and took to Twitter to wonder about what they’d just seen.
One tweeted: ‘A psychic pig. Nope, stop the world I want to get off please – this is piggin’ ridiculous….’
‘A psychic pig ………. who says daytime TV is banal,’ another posted.
A third wrote: ‘Currently watching a pig eat apples to predict England’s victory tonight, I love daytime TV.’
He chose England by eating the apple with the England flag and not the Tunisian flag on it
The pig began to grunt loudly and refused to move before Phil moved the apples closer to him
Another joked: ‘A pig that can predict the future. I must still be a sleep, only in the dream world do such things materialise.’
Juliette had the pig by his lead as he sniffed around the studio, as Phil warned that he was in an angry mood.
Marcus began to grunt angrily, which Phil took as an opportunity to poke fun at his co-host Holly Willoughby.
His owner Juliette Stevens said Marcus had successfully predicted Brexit in the same way
He joked: ‘Oh lordy lordy! And that’s what you heard going into the competition by the way that wasn’t Holly.’
Juliette initially believed that Marcus might be psychic thanks to his birth order, as he was the seventh piglet born to a pig who herself had been the seventh piglet.
On her local radio station he had predicted that Britain would vote to leave the European Union, a prediction that to Juliette’s surprise later came true.
Author: Nancy Parker
Nancy Parker is a five time Emmy Award winning journalist and seven time Emmy nominee who has spent almost twenty five years covering news in South Louisiana. She has anchored every prime time newscast at WVUE FOX8 during her twenty year tenure in New Orleans.