Hens can combat loneliness

Since we launched our award winning 1 Million Minutes campaign for 2017, to help end loneliness in the UK, we've had a fantastic response with people pledging more than 22 million minutes of their time.

Today we met some lovely ladies, otherwise known as Hensioners, and their feathered friends who are part of a unique project called HenPower to combat loneliness in Gateshead.

With a packed sofa, we got into a very flappy situation with our special guests, when the chicken on Kate Garraway's lap attempted to take a leap of faith, leaving Ben Shephard petrified!

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Kate and Ben with a hen
Kate struggles with a hen that joined us on the show today!

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