The Men Behaving Badly star appeared on the popular ITV show to beam over his collection of beautiful beasts, but his pride and joy was out of control when placed in front of a camera.
As Martin, 55, spoke to Lorraine about the joy of living with the majestic animals live from his farm, Bruce wasn’t having any of it and continued to wallop his owner in the face.
“They’re such well behaved creatures,” said Lorraine, giggling away.
“Unless they bite you,” The Doc Martin actor grunted back. “He’s playing up a wee bit because he knows he’s on the telly.”
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He’s playing up a wee bit because he knows he’s on the telly
Martin Clunes on Lorraine
After realising his four legged friend wasn’t going to behave in front of an audience of millions, Martin turned the horse around to talk to its backside instead.
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“This is the big end of the horse,” he grinned.
Using his hand to mimic a mobile phone, he teased: “Hello? Nope, nothing coming through from my agent.”
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Martin recently called for all schools in England to be matched with a horse, claiming the creatures boost wellbeing and happiness.
“Every school in this country should have links to horses,” he said speaking at the British Horse Society. “I think even the Household Cavalry would welcome a visit from schoolchildren.”
Lorraine airs weekdays at 8.30am on ITV.