Good Morning Britain weather girl Laura Tobin left her co-stars and viewers speechless after she accidentally ripped a 'rare' superhero poster worth £150,000 live on air.
The 34-year-old breakfast host donned a pair of white protective gloves to present a picture of The Replicator when the 'mishap' occurred.
After a tense pause and panicked calls to go to an advert, Laura revealed that the whole thing was actually a hilarious prank.
To mark the start of comic book and sci-fi festival Comic Con, Laura was tasked with showcasing rare magazines and expensive memorabilia.
Setting up the skit, Laura informed the audience: 'We've got a very special display here called The Replicator Man.
'Now, this was a character back in the 70s. This is a special poster that is worth about £150,000 and there's only ten of them in the world.'
Rather haphazardly handling the image, Laura continued: 'So here we go. No one's really seen this before.
Weather girl Laura was seen telling viewers at home about the history of the comic book poster
She made her co-stars nervous when she rather haphazardly attempted to pick up the artwork
Laura's fellow presenter Richard Arnold was complete unaware of the joke and asked if she was 'making it up'
After revealing it was all a joke, Laura went on to rip up the rest of the movie poster
Completely unaware of the joke, a shocked Richard said: 'We are making this up, right?'
Meanwhile, newsreader Ranvir Singh added: 'We've probably got some insurance that covers this.'
While a panicked, Charlotte Hawkins said: 'Can we just glue that back down again? Can we go to an advert?'
Clearly pleased that she had managed to fool her colleagues, Laura finally revealed: 'Guys - it was a joke! It's not really worth £150,000, it's worth nothing!'
She then took much delight in tearing the rest of the picture into tiny pieces.