“From now on we can’t laugh and we’ll have to applaud either very quietly or by just raising our hands and moving them around.
“This happens more often that you think because people don’t sleep the night before and then eat something.” He added with his deadpan humour which has won him an army of fans in Andalucia where he presents his regional show: “And if after the meal you do a Zumba class then you end up like Eloisa sleeping peacefully under an almond tree.
The series has been recorded and Gemma has been sworn to secrecy by the programme makers as to the outcome.
“What’s more, we don’t even know if she’s possessed and is in contact right now with the Hereafter.” As she carried on sleeping, he asked technicians to turn off the studio lights and told his audience and cameramen: “Let’s go” as he motioned to the other two guests to follow him.
He then sent a helper in to wake her up and tell her the programme had finished half an hour earlier.
Her confusion turned to embarrassment when the presenter reappeared and told her her siesta had been seen by millions of viewers before adding: “Your daughter’s just phoned me.
You’ve been sleeping since yesterday” and telling her the studio audience was a different one to that invited to watch the programme she’d been on.