Holly Willoughby criticised for laughing over woman burying the wrong cat: Twitter in uproar over host's reaction to shocking gaffe

She's known for her inability to control her giggles when on live television. 

And Holly Willoughby, 37, was criticised for laughing on Wednesday's episode of This Morning when guest, Cat Robinson, revealed via weblink that she had accidentally buried the wrong cat.

She said: 'Willow went out for an evening prowl during the the time of the Beast From The East and didn’t come back.'

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Giggles: Holly Willoughby was criticised by viewers on Wednesday after failing to control her laughter when guest, Cat Robinson, spoke about burying the wrong cat

She continued: 'Jonny my husband discovered what I thought was Willow by the side of the road. 

'We had to scrape the family pet up. It was badly run over, so we couldn't work out what it was.'

At this point, Holly and her co-host Phillip Schofield, 55, started laughing uncontrollably. 

Cat-astrophe: When Cat Robinson's (right) cat went missing, her husband found the body of a cat by the side of the road and they gave it a family burial - but it wasn't her cat 

Cat-astrophe: When Cat Robinson's (right) cat went missing, her husband found the body of a cat by the side of the road and they gave it a family burial - but it wasn't her cat 

Laughing: Holly found the whole thing hilarious and turned to Phil to try and calm herself down

Cat continued: 'We held a memorial service for him under an olive tree, somewhere we can always go and remember him.

'We said we would have to hope that wasn’t our cat and just in case, we were calling him, leaving cat treats.

'Jonny went to look out of the side door and the food had gone. Then, he heard a "miaow".' 

But the real cat returned: Cat said, 'It was Willow. He was a bag of bones, but so loving. He had a broken leg because he had been run over'

But the real cat returned: Cat said, 'It was Willow. He was a bag of bones, but so loving. He had a broken leg because he had been run over'

 They're on the same page: Cat also appeared to find the story rather amusing, in all fairness 

 They're on the same page: Cat also appeared to find the story rather amusing, in all fairness 

Oh dear: Willow was unimpressed with appearing on national TV and tried to escape

Oh dear: Willow was unimpressed with appearing on national TV and tried to escape

How it all started: Willow snarled and wriggled before hopping off camera

How it all started: Willow snarled and wriggled before hopping off camera

'It was Willow. He was a bag of bones, but so loving. He had a broken leg because he had been run over.' 

Viewers of the show, though, were not impressed with Holly's giggles, with some deeming her reaction to be insensitive. 

They wrote: 'Don't think that story did Holly Willoughby any favours, laughing because someone's cat died just made her look like a nasty b***h tbh #ThisMorning.'#

Not happy: Viewers of the show, though, were not impressed with Holly's giggles, with some deeming her reaction to be insensitive

Not happy: Viewers of the show, though, were not impressed with Holly's giggles, with some deeming her reaction to be insensitive

'I know everyone else finds @hollywills and @Schofe hilarious when they just laugh all the time, but they just look so bad when they’re obviously trying not to laugh in a woman’s face. Yeah the story is daft but they’re so bad #ThisMorning.' 

'Not being funny or anything but how disrespectful and unproffional can you be @hollywills and @Schofe laughing because a woman thought she'd found her cat dead!? sniggering off camera... yeah you got caught before you could straighten your face back up.' [sic]

Although some found her reaction hilarious. 

Mixed reviews: Some found Holly's reaction to be hilarious

Mixed reviews: Some found Holly's reaction to be hilarious

They wrote: 'Was it me or was @hollywills just laughing at the #catstory lol love her @thismorning.'  

'@hollywills and Phill trying to hold it together is amazing @thismorning.'

'Holly Willoughby on #ThisMorning trying to contain her inappropriate laughing is hilarious.'

Meanwhile, Phillip joked: 'That's a wonderful story, not for the other cat, though.'  

Giggling Holly concluded: 'She is my favourite all time person we’ve ever had.'

Giggling Holly concluded: 'She is my favourite all time person we’ve ever had'

Giggling Holly concluded: 'She is my favourite all time person we’ve ever had'

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Holly Willoughby criticised for laughing at woman burying wrong cat

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