Following the news that Kate Middleton had gone into labour on Monday morning, Holly Willoughby decided to try predicting the royal baby’s sex using a pretty unusual method.
The presenter consulted a “psychic banana” live on This Morning to ask whether the new arrival would be a boy or a girl – and ended up getting it correct!
Holly, 37, used a technique where she cut into the tip of the fruit to see if there was a Y-shape in the middle to indicate yes or a simple dot which means no.
“Is the Duchess of Cambridge going to have a boy?” the TV host asked as she sliced into the banana with Phillip Schofield looking on.
The fruit showed a small Y inside, prompting an excited Holly to announce: “It’s a yes! It’s a boy, I said that!”
Then just a few hours later it was announced that Kate and Prince William had welcomed a son.
The “psychic banana” technique has previously been used to successfully predict the sex of the other royal babies as well as the outcome of sporting events.
It wasn’t just the banana doing the guessing though as Holly and Phil, 56, have also predicted that the new addition to the family will be named Albert.
Mum-of-three Holly also confessed during the show that she was actually quite envious of Kate, 36, for going into labour again.
“Weirdly, whenever I hear someone’s in labour I get filled with this inner jealously,” she explained. “It’s just the most magic moment when you hold that baby for the first time.
“I hope she’s enjoying this time.”
It was announced on Monday afternoon that Kate and William, 35, have had a boy and that mum and baby are both doing well.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs,” a statement from Kensington Palace read.
“The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
This is the couple’s third child and will be a little brother to Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2.