Eamonn Holmes struggles to hold her own while the taxidermist sits with her dead cat this morning
They often have a variety of guests on display.
And, Eamonn HolmesThe 61-year-old struggled to keep it together as taxidermy Chloe Lee, 25, sat with her dead pet cat Nikki on a sofa this morning, Wednesday, in a clip titled: “I Stuffed My Dead Cat.”
While the presenter remained calm, viewers were shocked as Chloe explained how she began training at the age of 14 using a “sharp knife” on a dead squirrel.
Taxidermy is the art of preparing, stuffing and applying animal skins with a lively effect.
What or what!? Eamonn Holmes, 61, struggled to keep herself together as taxidermist Chloe Lee, 25, sat with her dead pet cat Nikki on a sofa this morning, Wednesday
A young embalmer explained to Eamonn and his wife Ruth Langsford, 61, that Nikki died when she was 16, saying: ‘She’s had her since she was a kitten. It was one of our cats that I owned so I’ve had it since today.
I get a lot of rest [from the stuffed animal]. I hated the fact of being separated from the animal, burying it, and never seeing it again.
“Having her in the corner of the room to be able to pet her if you wanted to is really cool.”
Khloe also revealed that she’s stuffing the cat herself, detailing in practical graphic detail how she had a mental barrier to get through.
“You stuffed my dead cat!” Taxidermy is the art of preparing, stuffing and installing animal skins with a lively effect
Author: While the presenter remained a composer, viewers were ‘shocked’ as Chloe explained how she first started training at the age of 14 using a ‘sharp knife’ on a dead squirrel
Dead cat: Eamonn’s young taxidermy expert and his wife, Ruth Langsford, 61, explained that Nikki died when she was 16
“But because I’ve been embalming for a while…that made me remember her being beautiful, memorable, and lovable,” she said.
When asked why no one else was stuffing her cat, Chloe insisted: “Another stuffed animal doesn’t know Nikki as well as I do, I have good reference photos close by for her.
I mostly saw her sleeping and so I wanted this (situation). In addition to being my first cat I was worried about opening the eye in case I got it wrong.
Now Khloe has been taxidermy for the past 11 years, and revealed that her interest started when she was In the garden center there was a stuffed bird. This led to knowledge of mummification and to ask questions.
She explained, “Back then it wasn’t really fashion, and I was buying things with my pocket money and working my way up.
Oh! Khloe also revealed that she’s stuffing the cat herself, detailing in practical graphic detail how she had a mental barrier to get through.
Show and tell: Chloe has now been taxidermy for 11 years, and reveals her interest when she sees a stuffed bird in a garden center (Pictured: Chloe’s stuffed rabbit)
I want to say that I have not killed anything and never will. I get donations and killings. It’s amazing the kind of phone calls I get. There are some who actually like the idea of it being more exotic, but mostly like the natural look.
I grew up always thinking about waste and didn’t want to see these animals as larval food. Taxidermy is not for everyone and that’s fine.
Khloe revealed that her first taxidermy project was when she was 14 years old and found a baby squirrel that had died outside.
I explained: “I thought she was so beautiful I couldn’t let her go to waste. I had a really sharp knife. I guess I was curious and the need to conserve this little animal led me to do so.
In another embarrassing twist, celebrity chef Nisha Katuna can be heard trying to light the gas stove in the background before her cooking part, while Chloe speaks.
PRO: Chloe revealed that her first taxidermy project was when she was 14 and found a baby squirrel that died outside (Pictured: Pets Chloe stuffed her)
Thinking back: “I had a really sharp knife. I guess I was curious and the need to conserve this little animal led me to do it,” explained Chloe on her first taxidermy experience.
Viewers took to social media to express their concern about the embalming sector, with one person tweeting: “Was there a warning about this embalming? Because surely there should have been # this morning. “
It was nice to receive a warning. It’s very hard to see something like this after losing a #pet this morning,” another person added.
‘Totally shocked looking at this stuffed cat and then looking at my live cat next to me!! Just how can you!!! ITV distanced her from #ThisMorning, “ outraging another viewer.
One fan of the show tweeted: “She had a BLUNT knife…that’s scary. All I see is someone who values this animal as a property and not as a #life this morning. “
‘Just imagine having your dead pet stuffed on the floor just by looking at you… It’s a bit selfish to let your pet die peacefully and bury it rather than stuff it up for your own pleasure… It’s as scary as f*k #ThisMorning, someone slammed else.
Social reaction: Viewers have taken to Twitter to express their concerns about the taxidermy sector