And subject quickly turned back to football on Thursday, when Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield joked about killing the pig after getting everyone’s hopes up ahead of their 2-1 defeat.
As the show began, Phillip could be seen frying some food in a pan with a playful look in his eye, as he yelled out: ‘Holly, your bacon’s ready.’
A crackling time: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield joked about KILLING psychic pig, Mystic Marcus on This Morning on Thursday, who incorrectly predicted England would beat Croatia in the World Cup on Wednesday
Phil said: ‘Marcus is fine btw, he’s going to live to predict another day’
Introducing the show, Holly said: ‘Marcus’ 100% record has been destroyed after he predicted an England win live on the show.
Marcus the pig had recently correctly guessed that England would beat Colombia on July 3 and had a 100% unbeaten track record.
Phil added: ‘Marcus is fine btw, he’s going to live to predict another day.’
On Wednesday, the micro pig had been given two piles of apples, some with Croatian flags in them and some with England flags in them while at his Derby farm.
Right decision: Marcus had headed toward a pile of apples with England flags stuck into them in his pigsty in Derby on Wednesday’s show, leading people to believe we would win
Hamming it up: The bacon jokes continued o social media after the show after Marcus’ faux pas
The eight-year-old swine, which is owned by owned by Juliette Stevens, had eaten an apple with an England flag in it, leading people to believe victory was coming.
Claiming that his predictions are ‘very scientific’, Juliette had said on Wednesday that the apples are identical so as not to sway the swine.
‘I get two apples, the same variety, size and colour. It’s very strict,’ she explained.
Telling porkies: Lots of viewers flooded Twitter with comments about the pig on Wednesday
His owner Juliette said: ‘I’m still really proud of my little mystic Marcus. There’s no way he’ll get eaten even though England have been beaten’
Juliette then said on Thursday: ‘I’m still really proud of my little mystic Marcus. There’s no way he’ll get eaten even though England have been beaten.’
Meanwhile, Holly also posted a picture of her her son, Harry, nine, as he watched the end of the match with a friend, with his head in his hands.
She posted a broken heart emoji, adding: ‘For so many reasons he will never forget his 1st World Cup… x.’
Then on the show, she said: ‘I had two little boys in tears last night. They had to go out to the garden and walk it off.’
Heartbroken: Meanwhile, Holly also posted a picture of her her son, Harry, nine, as he watched the end of the match with a friend, with his head in his hands
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.