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Lorraine Kelly ‘relates’ to It’s A Sin after living through Aids pandemic in Glasgow: ‘That was kind of my life’

Lorraine Kelly has spoken about Russell T Davies’ drama It’s A Sin, explaining that she ‘relates’ to it after living through the Aids pandemic in Glasgow.

The presenter briefly mentioned the heartbreaking drama, which follows three 18-year-old men gay men living in London, with the Aids pandemic completely changing their worlds, on her morning show.

Coronation Street star Sue Devaney asked her: ‘Have you seen It’s A Sin?’

Lorraine, 61, responded: ‘The best thing. The best thing- it was just amazing, wasn’t it?

‘That was kind of my life, except it was in Glasgow. So I could relate to it so much. It was absolutely wonderful and it helped us all.’

Created by former Doctor Who showrunner Russell, the Channel 4 drama follows Ritchie (Olly Alexander), Rosco (Omari Douglas) and Colin (Callum Scott Howells) as they move to London in 1981.

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It’s A Sin shows the devastating effect of the virus (Picture: Channel 4)

While the outbreak of Aids starts as a distant rumour for them, it quickly hits very close to home, with the series following them and their friends over the years as their lives are completely changed.

The moving depiction of the effects of the disease on young men during the period and the stigma and misconceptions around HIV and Aids had viewers in tears as they binged the series, praising it for showing what life was really like for gay men in the 1980s.

The show has helped Channel 4’s streaming service break its record for the best ever monthly viewing figures, with 91% more views in January 2021 compared to January 2020.

As well as trio Olly, Omari and Callum, the series also stars Keeley Hawes, Stephen Fry and Neil Patrick Harris.

Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV. It’s A Sin continues Friday at 9pm on Channel 4, and is available on All 4.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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