This Morning viewers were left at a loss for words earlier today when three “half-naked adults” appeared on the show claiming to be “real-life mermaids”.
Grace, Jessica and Siki opened up about their lives as mer-people, admitting to spending thousands of pounds on their passion.
Hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield could barely contain their bemusement as they quizzed the trio on their bizarre decision to turn themselves into the mythical creatures, with a tail alone costing around £1,700 on average.
Grace explained: “Most little girls and boys want to be mermaids when they grow up so it just grew from the love from that.”
Meanwhile, Jessica admitted that she became a mermaid after discovering a course that trains people on how to become one professionally, with the course costing a staggering £800.
She and Grace received a diving qualification from the training, which also taught them how to swim confidently with their extravagant mermaid tails on, and saw them take part in a special photoshoot,
Speaking about the cost of the tails, Grace confessed to spending £2,500 on hers, with Siki adding: “It depends on what you wants from your tail but it is around £1,700.
“It can be much more expensive than that, especially in America.”
Stunned viewers couldn’t believe their eyes as they watched the interview unfold, taking to Twitter to share their reactions to the mermaids:
— Bebop Boutique (@BebopBoutique) September 21, 2017
#ThisMorning I've seen it all now! Real life mermaids?! No wonder I don't usually watch daytime television
— Aideen Blackborough (@Aideen23Henry) September 21, 2017
Worried about your kids taking drugs….I'd be worried if they were dressing up as mermaids. Already lost the plot.
— Blank (@mickski10) September 21, 2017
#ThisMorning for those who want to be mermaids I say follow your dreams not matter how stupid they are.
— psi (@psi1111) September 21, 2017
It's time to get back to work when there's half naked adults on TV claiming to be real life mermaids ♀️ #ThisMorning
— Nina Boyden (@BoydenNina) September 21, 2017
I was gonna try and make a sarcastic remark about these mermaids on #thismorning but I’m genuinely lost for words. WTF.
— b (@bdly25) September 21, 2017
— Estella Joyce♀️ (@LelJoyce) September 21, 2017
In spite of the disbelief, professional mermaids are becoming increasingly popular as a form of kids’ entertainment, with Kim and Kourtney Kardashian treating their young children, North and Penelope, to a visit from a mermaid just last year.