John Barrowman has been accused of faking his Scottish accent on Lorraine.
The 53-year-old actor – who was born in Scotland and picked up an American twang when he moved to the US as a child after his dad was relocated there for work – slipped back into his native accent during an interview with fellow Glaswegian Lorraine Kelly.
However, some viewers were left baffled by his changing accent.
One tweeted: ‘I’m aware he is actually Scottish, but how has John Barrowman’s accent gone from American to broad Scottish in a couple of months’.
Another wrote: ‘I’m so Confused by John Barrowman’s accent… He doesn’t usually sound Scottish? (sic)’
A different viewer commented: ‘Why is John Barrowman decided to start talking in his native Scottish accent after years of speaking with an American one?!!
‘Oh I know, because he is speaking to Lorraine Kelly. It is cringe and so embarrassing. It is a very difficult watch’.
One Friends fan shared a picture from a classic scene from the sitcom showing Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) in a ‘fake accent’ storyline.
They captioned the post: ‘Hello this is Dr McNeely from the fake accent university. We’d like you to come on board with us full time.” #Lorraine #JohnBarrowman (sic)’
While many viewers claimed the actor was ‘faking’ his twang or putting on an ‘exaggerated’ accent, this isn’t the first time he’s caused a similar uproar.
In January last year, fans were baffled when he spoke in the same accent on Lorraine, and she told him about the reaction.
She said: ‘Lots of people are saying, “Why are you talking in a Scottish accent?” It’s because you’re talking to me.’
The former I’m A Celebrity star – who was appearing on the programme this week to discuss the reality show – added at the time: ‘Yes! With my mum and dad I speak Scottish, when I’m with anyone who is Scottish I speak Scottish.
‘When I was a kid I was bullied as I went to a state school with no Scottish kids, so I speak in an American accent. Leave me alone!’
Earlier this year, John played Drew Nicholson-Heath in Holby City, and it was a rare moment when his Scottish accent shone through in a role.
Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.