Hilarity ensues as Ferne McCann jumps out of a plane for the Queen's 90th on This Morning


The Queen was no doubt as invested as viewers in the comedy of errors that was Ferne McCann's live parachute jump in her honour on This Morning on Friday.

The I'm A Celeb star had joined the Red Devils, the British Army's parachute regiment display team,  to throw herself out of a plane at 13,000 ft to celebrate her majesty's 90th birthday.

It was linked to the Queen's fake skydive at the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, but no-one quite understood the tribute.

Unfortunately, the run-up to the jump didn't go as planned as the camera in the plane with Ferne lost signal, leaving Alison Hammond floundering to fill in the time on the ground.

Props go to the Red Devils' spokesman who put up with her awkward attempt at conversation.

Viewers were then subjected to the camera zooming in and out on the clouds, having apparently lost Ferne and the plane.

"Where is she? Where is she? It's like the Bermuda Triangle, she's disappeared!" cackled Eamonn Holmes back in the studio, as Ruth Langsford and Rylan Clark-Neal were in stitches at the sight.

When she finally did come into view, Union Jack patriotically streaming behind her and bright red smoke pouring from her Red Devils' display, it took forever for Ferne to reach the ground.

"Come on, Ferne!" joked Ruth, checking her watch in frustration.

Eventually arriving on the ground, Ferne said the skydive was "the best thing".

"The adrenaline just takes over, you don't really have time to think about it," she said of the "amazing" jump.

But the look on Ferne's face as she realised she'd done that huge jump without any good footage to show was priceless.

"I've never seen such a clinical, well-planned, precise operation," Eamonn quipped at the end.

Even the This Morning twitter team poked fun at Ferne, joking they'd only sent her up there as she was "the cheapest to get insured".

But it was a great stunt nonetheless that had everyone praising Ferne for her bravery.

But it did lead to this realisation for one viewer. Will Ferne be happy with her new alter-ego?

The Queen is yet to tweet her reaction.