The penny drops for co-host Phil Schofield.
The penny drops for co-host Phil Schofield.

Host drops massive Star Wars spoiler on air

BRITISH TV host Holly Willoughby was told off by John Boyega live on air after she gave away a big Star Wars spoiler - 24 hours before the film was released.

She was interviewing the actor, who plays Finn in The Last Jedi, with co-host Phillip Schofield on the UK's This Morning yesterday when she made the blunder, The Sun reports.

Speaking to John at his hotel via satellite, Holly remarked: "Fans will be happy Yoda is back!"

Boyega looked shocked and said: "Oh, Holly. Holly. Holly. You can't tell the fans exactly what happens!"

Willoughby insisted the information was already out there but the star wasn't having any of it.

"Gosh! Things happen, get your ticket. Man, I can't reveal that," he said.

Phil tried to save Holly and added: "Maybe Yoda isn't back?" asked Schofield.

The penny drops for co-host Phil Schofield.
The penny drops for co-host Phil Schofield.

"Maybe it was just another short alien ... maybe it was me on my knees," said Boyega.

Fans of the franchise were quick to point out the accidental spoiler:

During the chat, Boyega also admitted he'd skipped to the end of the script to find out if his character died.

"I like to go to the end of the script and just see what happens and just see if I survive first," he said.

In one scene, Boyega goes head to head with Captain Phasma, played by Gwendoline Christie, and he revealed she is a "formidable fighter".

Boyega’s not happy.
Boyega’s not happy.

"Gwendoline has a Mohammed Ali reach and her speed is actually ridiculous, so for someone like me, I rather dodged that because I like my face. Gwen's a formidable fighter, she knows what she's doing, she really does."

"We trained with each other and got really close in the process because with training, you see each other in pain and how you hurt each other or you're doing these fight coordinations. It was pretty cool but challenging."

This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission.