GMB viewers spot big cat at Rickmansworth Aquadrome – Watford Observer

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Some television viewers were left bemused this morning after spotting what they believed to be a “big cat” wondering along the shores of a lake.

Good Morning Britain presenter Andi Peters was filming live at Rickmansworth Aquadrome today when a black animal was spotted passing in the background.

The animal went unnoticed by Peters and the ITV studio presenters at the time but eagle-eyed viewers took to social media to question GMB on what they saw.

The camera had been zooming in on a swan bobbing along the water when just to the right, a mystery animal, which initially appeared to be hiding behind a tree, began making its way out of shot with its nose to the ground.

Filming at Rickmansworth Aquadrome. Credit: ITV

Filming at Rickmansworth Aquadrome. Credit: ITV

People began speculating what animal it was with one person writing: “Looks like a big cat to me. A Black Leopard or Jaguar. Its movement is so much like one of those”, while another said: “Defo big cat and in the same roam of the previous sightings”.

Watford Observer:

Watford Observer: A big cat, dog or something else? Credit: ITV

A ‘big cat’, dog or something else? Credit: ITV

Can you make out what this animal is? Credit: ITV

Can you make out what this animal is? Credit: ITV

The speculation prompted GMB director Erron Gordon to take another look at the clip on the lake.

He later tweeted: “So myself and two of our fab @GMB team @CameronDLWalker & @xemilymulliganx had a look at this post show in the newsroom and I’m certain it’s a dog, Emily and Cameron think otherwise #ItsADog”.

Mirror video journalist Matt Capon had posted a clip online, slowed down.

Peters addressed the ‘cat’ sighting later on in the show saying: “I have some breaking news of my own. Earlier today we were in this very spot on Bury Lake in Hertfordshire, viewers said that whilst I was doing the competition they spotted a black shaped creature on the banks, that then walked off.

“We have had a look for you guys, we have looked around, we can’t see anything but obviously you all spotted something on the shores. Could it have been someone walking a dog, the word “wolf” has been used. I cannot confirm or deny.”

Andi Peters filming at the Aquadrome this morning. Credit: ITV

Andi Peters filming at the Aquadrome this morning. Credit: ITV

He later joked: “This is the stuff that Countryfile would love. You don’t get this on Countryfile. Viewers that saw something don’t worry, I am safe. My entire crew is safe and we will continue to look in case it is a wolf or a wolf-like creature.”

 

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