Eddie Izzard got emotional during her interview with Lorraine Kelly, thanking the presenter for her continuing support.
It’s not clear what specifically the comedian was referring to, but the pair had spoken about Eddie’s mission to run 31 marathons in 31 days for charity, and her recent request for people to use ‘she/her’ pronouns when referring to her.
With Lorraine thanking Eddie for appearing on the show, the 58-year-old responded: ‘Thank you for being so supportive, you really have been so supportive.’
Choking up, she added: ‘And it’s great that you’re there.’
Lorraine, 61, said: ‘Eddie, thank you. Thank you so much, that means the world, thank you so much.’
‘You’re a very good person,’ Eddie added, with Lorraine telling her: ‘Great to talk to you, great to talk to you.’
The presenter was also clearly tearing up following Eddie’s appearance, saying: ‘Gosh I’m emotional now,’ as she introduced the rest of the show.
Elsewhere, Lorraine and Eddie chatted about pronouns, with the comedian insisting it’s never a ‘demand’ for people to refer to her as ‘she’.
‘It’s a request, it’s never demanded, it’s never insisted,’ she explained. ‘Some people twist that, some people get het up about it.’
She added: ‘Stop being so obsessed about this, just back off – we’re all human beings and we need to make humanity work.’
Eddie, who is genderfluid, also recently praised stars like Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox, who have helped to combat transphobia.
Speaking on the RunPod podcast over the New Year, the comedian said: ‘It was toxic back in ’85, if you’re old enough to remember back then. It was toxic in the 90s. Being transgender was never cool.
‘The tipping point was 2014, when a number of things happened in America – from Caitlyn Jenner to Laverne Cox getting Woman Of The Year [from Glamour magazine] and Time magazine and Vanity Fair for Caitlyn Jenner and the series Transparent winning Golden Globes. That caused this world tipping point.
‘America is such an engine. When things happen there, it pushes it out around the world. That helped us. The…movement, feeling, that’s been out there since. It made it easier for me.’
Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.