Viewers of The One Show were left utterly baffled watching Thursday's show as hosts Alex Jones and Gethin Jones spoke to Strictly stars Caroline Quentin and her dance partner Johannes Radebe.

During the interview, the hosts played a bizarre video message from Caroline's old pal and co star, the legendary Debbie McGee.

Debbie wished her friend luck in the sweet clip filmed from her living room - but she had a rather unusual ornament in the background.

People at home were quick to spot she had what looked like her late husband, magician Paul Daniels' head in a jar on a shelf behind her.

One tweeted: "Is that the stuffed head of Paul Daniels?"

Another remarked: "Debbie McGee keeps Paul Daniels’ head in a glass dome beside her fire. Now that’s magic! #TheOneShow ".

A third added: " #theoneshow did Debbie McGee have Paul Daniels head in a terrarium?"

Debbie worked as Paul's magical assistant until his death in 2016 from a brain tumour.

"And I don't mind losing my title of the lovely Debbie McGee, because as soon as everybody gets to know you and your lovely naturally funny personality, you will be the lovely Caroline Quentin!"

"Oh my darling! Isn't she adorable? I did my first job with the lovely Debbie McGee!" cried Caroline.

Giggly Caroline and Johannes revealed they are jumping straight in at the deep end on Saturday's live show, with lifts incorporated into their first routine which is the American Smooth.

"I can barely string a sentence together, I am so tired!" exclaimed Caroline.

She joked that Johannes had a secret dark side, saying: "He appears to be very nice, but there is stuff in here I have revealed that is not pleasant."

* The One Show airs weekdays on BBC1 at 7pm