This Morning vet Dr Scott Miller has divided viewers after suffering a giggle fit during today’s phone-in segment.
Dr Scott appeared on Friday’s show to advise viewers on their pet problems.
Viewer Debby rang in about her hamster, who has been chewing all around her cage.
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Debby explained: “She is chewing all around her cage, constantly all night.
“And she just won’t give up. She’s just constantly chewing and chewing and chewing.”
Debby continued: “She chews right up where her water bottle is and she’s scratching everywhere as well.”
Alison said: “Okay Dr Scott, I know you’re maybe finding this a little bit hilarious but can you help this hamster.”
At this point, Dr Scott was starting to lose it as he said: “I’m so sorry, I really like hamsters but sorry, sorry, very unprofessional of me.”
Alison said: “Come on doc, pull yourself together!”
Dr Scott continued: “I would say it’s early days with your hamster and give it lots of attention and lots of things to do…” as he began laughing again.
He added: “If it’s having a boring time in his environment, it might chew the bars but it’s early days. It’s only two weeks in.
“So I would say try and play with your hamster, give them lots of things to play with…” as he burst into giggles.
Alison asked: “What’s he laughing at? I don’t know what he’s laughing at all. Listen, I’ll go onto our next one. I hope that’s helped Debby, I really do.”
Dr Scott added: “I love you and your hamster, I promise!”
Rochelle said: “I’m not sure what’s just happened. I’ve never seen you lose it like that Scott.”
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Viewers were divided over the segment, with many criticising Scott and Alison for laughing.
One person said on Twitter: “That’s really annoyed me. Ring in about a dog or a cat you get a serious answer. Ring in about a hamster you get pathetic, childish giggling. Hamsters get ill too.”
Another wrote: “How utterly disrespectful of the on air vet & @alisonhammond to laugh hysterically at a viewers phone in regarding their pet.”
One tweeted: “Oh dear, I love Scott, but that was very unprofessional.”
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However, others saw the funny side and were in hysterics watching.
One added: “@thismorning I’m hysterically laughing at them laughing.”
Another wrote: “The vet laughing his head off on @thismorning made my morning that has.”
A third laughed: “@thismorning that was hilarious. How a hamster made my morning.”
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