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Charlotte Hawkins forced to correct Dominic Raab over awkward name blunder

Charlotte Hawkins was put into quite the awkward situation on Good Morning Britain, when she was forced to correct Dominic Raab on her name.

The Foreign Secretary appeared on GMB, speaking to Charlotte and her co-host Alex Beresford about whether it’s ‘selfish’ for people to not get their Covid-19 vaccines.

However, everyone was left puzzled when the politician referred to her as ‘Sophie’ at the beginning of his answer.

‘Sophie, the way I’d say it is – look, get the vaccination because it’s in your own interest but also it’s in the interest of your family, your community and the country as a whole,’ he said. ‘That’s the way I’d frame it.’

‘Okay, it’s Charlotte, by the way,’ the presenter told him, with Mr Raab apologising.

‘That’s okay. I’ll let you off just this once,’ she responded.

Viewers were unimpressed by the mistake, with one asking: ‘Who’s Sophie?’ and another adding: ‘Omg Dominic raab has just called Charlotte Hawkins by the wrong name. So awkward.’

Mr Raab called Charlotte ‘Sophie’ before apologising for the mistake (Picture: ITV)

Elsewhere on the show, Charlotte and Alex spoke out in support of Simone Biles following her withdrawal from two events at the Tokyo Olympics, after former GMB host Piers Morgan faced backlash for his comments on the gymnast.

Alex, who previously clashed with Piers on the show before his dramatic exit, added: ‘On a serious note, it can be quite dangerous, you know if you’re not mentally prepared to go into a difficult routine you could really hurt yourself.’

Charlotte hosted alongside Alex Beresford (Picture: ITV)

Broadcaster Ian Dale went on to say: ‘Over the last 48 hours, the people who are questioning her. What right has anyone got to question somebody who is clearly in a very traumatic state at the moment?

‘I think it’s outrageous that people can do this and almost revel in the controversy. I just think it’s wrong.’

‘It’s her safety that’s at stake,’ Charlotte added. ‘She’s got to make that judgement.’

Sports journalist Nadine Batchelor-Hunt added of Biles: ‘It’s clear something wasn’t right from the start of this Olympics.’

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

Credit: Original article published here.

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