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07/10/2015 05:53 BST | Updated 12/10/2015 05:59 BST

World Falls For Blatant 'The Wright Stuff' Hoax Asking For Calls About ISIS

Twitter commenters were baffled and appalled after an account that appeared to be from Channel 5's The Wright Stuff show posted a rather odd phone-in question.

The account, @wrightstuffon5, asked "Are people that take selfies more likely to join ISIS"? and appealed for people to ring in with their thoughts on this important topic.

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The fake profile account

Many people responded mocking the tweet, asking if its writer had "been on the booze" and accusing The Wright Stuff of "plumbing new depths".

The account has been suspended but the text can still be seen

But the account - which has only 13 followers - is a fake. Not that this was picked up by most of the people tweeting their outrage:

Matthew Wright hosts the discussion programme, which airs on weekday mornings on Channel 5.

The fake account was active for around two hours but has now been suspended.

All the details in the fake profile matched the real one, apart from the Twitter join date. The tweet about the rather unusual 'phone in' is the only post it has ever made.

The tweet included the real phone number for the programme, so Channel 5 can expect some pretty interesting calls this morning.