Tony the zookeeper was just out of shot but could be heard discussing ways to help the zoo financially with Dr Scott.
Tony began: “We’ve had to close the parks and that’s our source of income not only for feeding and looking after the animals but also continuing with all our rewilding programmes back to the wild.”
However, as the vet listened to Tony’s response, Phillip shouted: “Put it back, put it back, give him the branch.”
Tony and Dr Scott couldn’t hear Phillip’s pleas as the zookeeper continued: “We’ve been asking people for donations, we’re a charity, we don’t have any shareholders so if people can help us they can visit our website.”
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“Open my microphone, open my microphone,” Phillip exclaimed while Holly Willoughby giggled. “Give him the branch.”
“[People can] look at the care packages on there or see if you can donate some money,” Tony explained.
“We’ve had some great support from local businesses, we’ve had Morrisons help us out…”
Shouting over the zookeeper, Phillip remarked: “You’ve just teased him, you’ve brought them back, give him the branch.”
This Morning viewers weren’t pleased with Phillip’s behaviour and took to Twitter to slam the host.
One said: “Shut the f**k up Phil! So bloody rude. That guy was talking about the charity and this moron is hosting over him!”
While another shared: “Shouting over that poor man’s interview. Unbelievably rude.”
“Well thanks to Phil we didn’t hear a word that man was saying, talk about being rude to your guests,” a third wrote.