Studio 10 viewers have been left seriously confused and slightly sceptical after a hypnotherapy segment left panellist Jessica Rowe meowing and snuggling into the lap of her co-worker like a cat.
“I love Studio 10 but this was a big miss for me today,” one viewer commented, adding, “I think its [sic] ridiculous.”
Another viewer agreed, saying, “I love the show and watch it every day when at home but this segment was ridiculous, do they think we are that gullible?”
The segment took place on Thursday when renowned hypnotherapist Peter Powers was invited onto the show and put a number of audience members and panellists into a trance.
Rowe was told by Powers that she was "a friendly cat," while a show producer named Celestina became "a friendly puppy and then a kung-fu expert."
But within minutes of airing, viewers began calling out the segment, saying it was clearly all a well-rehearsed act.