MONDAY’s episode of This Morning got off to a peculiar start.
ITV This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield met with Fiona Boston, who “stole” her own sofa from House of Fraser when they refused to hand it over.
Fiona had forked out over £1,500 for her brand new sofa and cushions – which has strangely been dragged into the This Morning studio – but then House of Fraser went into administration.
House of Fraser failed to provide Fiona with a date to pick up her dream couch and she claims she was constantly fobbed off at her local store.
This meant Fiona and husband Alan – who “nearly snuffed it at Christmas” after suffering a brain aneurysm – were left sitting on deck chairs in their living room.
Fiona decided to take matters into her own hands and with the help of her son-in-law Keith and his van, she stole her own sofa.
“I said I’ve had enough,” she explained.
“I’ve absolutely had it up to here with them. Alan was so weak. Saturday morning I woke up and said I’m having my suite.”
Fiona, Keith and some helpers marched down to her local store and took the sofa down two floors.
“I’ve stopped behind them and gone bloody hell. I said talk to me, I’ve got the receipts in my hands, it’s my gig”
House of Fraser staff then called the police, who halted the pick up.
“Obviously they swerved in front of Keith in his van,” she added.
“I’ve stopped behind them and gone ‘bloody hell’. I said talk to me, I’ve got the receipts in my hands, it’s my gig.
“I said I’ve not bloody stolen it.”
Holly, 37, struggled to contain her laughter but Phillip, 56, was forced to step in.
“Stop swearing,” Phil warned, leading Fiona to apologise.
Unsurprisingly, This Morning fans were in stitches over her antics.
“Give Fiona a bloody job! I could bloody well watch her all day – every bloody day! Bloody hilarious,” one viewer gushed.
“Fiona Boston is my hero,” another tweeted.
And a third added: “Love Fiona! Get her on Loose Women as well might make it bearable to watch.”
It wasn’t just viewers in hysterics, Phillip and Holly were taken by Fiona’s tale.
As the segment finished, he said: “My favourite guest in ages!”
This Morning airs weekdays at 10:30am on ITV.