It’s not often you read about an actress planning to fondle a comedian post-mortem, but it seems today is special.
Rob Brydon’s new entertainment show The Guess List starts tomorrow and features a bunch of celebrities offering two competing contestants advice.
But we’re not sure they should take any life hints from Emilia Fox, who seems to have some very strange ideas about dead bodies.
During the filming of tomorrow’s episode, Rob admitted that he would love the Silent Witness star to perform his autopsy.
“Isn’t it a strange thing, to know who you’d like to do your autopsy?” he said. “I would love Emilia Fox to have a little rummage in Rob.”
As if things hadn’t become weird enough, Emilia replied: “I’d have a little rummage on Rob first, before I went into Rob.”
Her meaning was pretty clear, to be honest, but Rob – who asked viewers if they’d been “affected by any of the issues raised” – asked her what she meant.
“Well, you have a bit of a fondle first,” she replied.
So there you have it – Emilia Fox wants to fondle Rob Brydon’s corpse. But it looks like she won’t get the chance, as he told her: “You know what, I take back what I said. When I die, do not go near me.”
That seems fair enough.
The Guess List – which also features Louis Smith, James Corden, Jennifer Saunders and Simon Callow on tomorrow’s episode – begins tomorrow (April 12) at 9.30pm on BBC One.