Happy Halloween! Leah Remini freaked out on the Monday, Oct. 26, episode of Dancing With the Stars, after being scared by an evil clown in the middle of her guest-hosting duties.
Remini — subbing for Fox Sports’ sideline reporter Erin Andrews — was conducting an interview with Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy when dance pro Sasha Farber grabbed her waist from behind. The DWTS troupe member, whose spooky costume included a horrifying mask and orange clown hair, then yelled, “Boo!”
Shocked and terrified, the King of Queens actress, 45, immediately collapsed to the carpet while Braxton and Chmerkovskiy calmly looked on.
“Damn you!” Remini exclaimed as she slowly crawled across the floor and regained her composure. “You know what… Sasha?! You know what? I’m not good with people scaring me. I’m really not.”
Farber subsequently joked about the incident via Twitter.
— Sasha Farber (@SashaFarber) October 27, 2015
He also told Fox News that it was the producers who encouraged him to scare Remini during the live broadcast. “It was nerve-wracking because you never know what can happen on live TV,” he said. “She could have punched me. That would not have gone down so good.”
Watch the prank above!